MICHAEL ALAN

For Michael Alan, art is a combination of harmonious opposites, close observation, catharsis, a means of communication and a radical juxtaposition of dimensional elements. He challenges everything: concepts of figure, composition, media and movement, including the language of drawing. Exploring the ambiguity of time and history, Alan’s work focuses on translating energy into images.

Alan was born in the summer of 1977, in Bushwick during the New York City blackout.  His work has been featured in 9 New York solo shows, over 200 group shows, and over 200 Living Installations. His work has been discussed in over 200 publications, books and media sources, including the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Bomb Magazine, Art 21,  NBC’s Today Show, Marie Claire Italia, Frank 151, Art+Auction, the New York Post, Fox Channel 5, the Village Voice’s “Best in Show”, The Creator’s Project, Art Forum, the Gothamist, Time Out New York, Vice, Frame, American Artist, Animal, Hyperallergic, Curbs and Stoops,  Cacao and many more.

In addition to his work as a multi-media artist, Alan is the founder and director of the Living Installation, where human beings are transformed into unique, living art objects.  These happenings are set to Alan’s original music, which is recorded featuring artists such as The Residents, Tommy Ramone, Ariel Pink, and Meredith Monk.

Tea Party, 2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in.
Tea Party, 2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in.

Untitled 1

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 8.25 in.

Untitled 3

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Turn Your Enemies into Fans

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 10.75 x 8.5 in.

Guyon's Canal

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled 6

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper,11 x 9 in.

Untitled 7

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 9 x 12 in.

Not Settled

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled 9

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Ballad of Bones

2016, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled 11

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Football

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Left Brain, Right Brain

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Football

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Untitled 15

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Purple Haze of Living

2014, Pen & Ink on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in.

Untitled 17

2017, Pastel & Pen & Ink on Paper, 11.75 x 8.5 in.

Untitled 18

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Adult Skull

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 7.25 x 5.25 in.

Backpack Soldier

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6.5 in

Three of Skulls

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in

Crossbreeding

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Lady Victorian

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Bubble Gum Bleed Through

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 13 x 9. 5 in.

3D Glasses Nude

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 23 x 18 in.

A Conversation with a Ghost

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22 in.

Untitled

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 6 x 6 in.

Untitled

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Bleach Games

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 14 x 11 in.

Untitled

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

One of Skull

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in.

Whisper Seated Magic Journey

2017, Ink on Paper, 14.75 x 11.75 in.

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