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Michael Fischerkeller

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20140521222642-the_loss_of_integrity
The Loss of 'Integrity' (2008 Housing Crisis), 2014 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 60"H X 48"W © 2014
20140521222659-faith_through_the_looking_glass
'Faith' Through the Looking Glass, 2014 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 38"X60" © 2014
20140521222744-put_away_childish_ways
Put Away Childish Ways (Congressional Recklessness), 2013 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 60"W © 2013
20140521222925-the_gold_standard
The Gold Standard, 2013 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 30"X30" © 2013
20151127192704-drought__climate_change_i_
Drought (Climate Change #1), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2015
20151127192716-compassion__immigration_reform_
Compassion (Immigration Reform), 2014 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2014
20151127192729-lambs_to_the_slaughter__subprime_scandal_
Lambs to the Slaughter (Subprime Scandal), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2015
20151127192740-false_sense_of_security__patriot_act_i_
False Sense of Security (PATRIOT Act I), 2014 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2014
20151127192753-false_sense_of_privacy__patriot_act_ii__1200
False Sense of Privacy (PATRIOT Act II), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 36"H X 48"W © 2015
20151127192800-false_sense_of_due_process__patriot_act_iv_
False Belief in Due Process (PATRIOT Act III), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2015
20151127192808-fight_the_future__patriot_act_v_
Fight the Future (PATRIOT Act V), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2015
20151127192818-fox_guarding_the_henhouse__washington_s_revolving_doors_
Fox Guarding the Henhouse (Washington's Revolving Doors), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2015
20151127192827-indifference__the_wealth_gap_
Indifference (The Wealth Gap), 2014 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 36"H X 48"W © 2014
20151127192837-willful_blindness__white_privilege_
Willful Blindness (White Privilege), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 36"H X 48"W © 2015
20151127192846-loneliness__teen_counseling_
Loneliness (Teen Counseling), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 48"H X 36"W © 2015
20151127193332-rising_seas__climate_change__2_
Rising Seas (Climate Change #2), 2015 Acrylic Spraypaint On Canvas 36"H X 48"W © 2015
20140521222402-the_gold_standard
Quick Facts
Statement

With a rebellious undertone characteristic of street art, Michael Fischerkeller strives to capture a shared social conscience and offer truths of increasingly complex and significant political, economic and social issues.  Social justice and minimalism drive his creative process resulting in elegant artwork encouraging an audience to critically view their world, focus on what is habitually overlooked, face what may be uncomfortable truths, and act to improve their lives and those of others.  At every opportunity he references values, satirically or directly – integrity, humility, compassion, selflessness, trustworthiness, responsibility, and dependability – on large canvases of size and weight consistent with the gravity of the issues to which they speak.   His instrument is acrylic spray paint – the instrument of the street artist – as the “street” is most often and most severely deprived of social justice.  Images from centuries-old artwork, often of moralist movements, are routinely appropriated and embedded into his compositions in ways that accommodate his minimalist, forthright approach.  Consistent with a rebellious undertone, as this artwork was generally acquired by its era’s social elite he considers appropriation of its imagery today in the service of socially-conscious work to be particularly fitting.

Michael received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University in 1996.  After a meditation-induced heart opening and a purchase of street artwork in the Summer of 2013, he was inspired to elucidate through art the disruptive social issues of our time.  Michael’s work has been shown in dozens of juried exhibitions nationally, with a particular emphasis on exhibitions focusing on art’s role in promoting social change.  Michael has three solo exhibitions scheduled for 2016.  He lives and creates in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  

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