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Michael Lightsey

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To think how they may ache, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 32" X 44"
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When her mouth faced his mouth, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 30"
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His face consumes her dreams, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 60"
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He lies so close, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 32" X 44"
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My heart is lost in thine, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 56" X 34"
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The inwardness of your you, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 38" X 38"
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Before the moment eternal, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 50" X 50"
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Delightfully transgressive appetites, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 30"
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Into her dream he melted, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 72"
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Reflection of the eternal, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 56" X 17"
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Souls and lips each other beckoned, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 30"
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And then with gaping mouth, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 45"
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Till they touch in flood, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 36"
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1973
Lives in
Los Angeles, CA
Works in
Los Angeles, CA
Tags
painting, drawing, abstract, figurative, mixed-media, photography, digital
Statement

“Art making is an exploration of emotion, intellect, physicality and spirituality. It is a manifestation of the interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind. Human beings tend to have an inherent appetite for altered states of consciousness. Art can be a conduit for this kind of experience. It can help us to break free from the imprisoning models of reality that we create by our own minds. Art making is a way to experience a kind of freedom from the trappings of rational perception. It is a method for counter-balancing the restricting formalities of contemporary civilized existence. Ultimately, art is a metaphor for the spiritual and philosophical ideas of life that cannot be otherwise expressed.”

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Featured Artist / Borders, Glendale, CA


Group Exhibitions

2010 Profusion / Norbertellen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Multiplicity / Norbertellen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Artfools / Gallery Godo, Glendale, CA

2008 First Year Celebration / Two Roads Gallery, Studio City, CA

2008 New and Improved / LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Small Wonders III / Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Sharing Space VIII / Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Small Wonders / Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Show of Heads / Limner Gallery, Phoenicia, NY

2005 Snap to Grid 2005 / LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Snap to Grid 2004 / LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Random Thoughts / Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2003 You Are Here II / Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2003 Sharing Space IV / Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA


Awards & Honors

2006 Finalist / The Artist's Magazine's Best Art of 2006