Details:

This painting's shadowy composition offers a look at one of the darker aspects of human life, forcing viewers to confront an uncomfortable reality.
Framed: 25.0 x 21.0 in.
Signed and dated

① Artwork:

Schlafende Jugend

This painting's shadowy composition offers a look at one of the darker aspects of human life, forcing viewers to confront an uncomfortable reality. Kirkham's work is painted mostly from the imagination – he avoids using models or photographs – and draws from a mixture of fantasy and reality.

Specs:

20 inches
24 inches
with frame
21 inches
25 inches

③ Artist:

Michael Kirkham

Michael Kirkham’s paintings depict environments populated by figures drawn from both his imagination and memory. He chooses to work without any models or references, including photographs, so as to create a space specific to painting. The results are frequently strange—compositions that embrace distortion while deliberately disregarding the “real world” and image reproduction technologies.

④ Additional:

Exhibitions

Amsterdam, Gerhard Hofland Gallery, Yes We're Open, 2019

Rotterdam, De Ketel Factory, Highlighting Skin, 2020

Michael Kirkham:
Schlafende Jugend, 2016
Oil on linen
24.0 × 20.0 inches /