Backyard by Michael Mason, American

Backyard Michael Mason.jpg
Backyard Michael Mason.jpg

Backyard by Michael Mason, American

6,250.00

Unique 1 / 1

36x48 inches | 91x122 cm

Acrylic on canvas; wood lining shadow box frame

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Michael Mason is born-again in America. A self–taught artist who paints, draws, uses printing making and collage to express stories from his previous life experience. His non-representational style is deliberate as he tries to dissect mythological stories, fairy tales, movies…etc, and combines these ideas in a modern day context. Thus forming a sometimes provocative picture which pokes fun at these long standing institutions and beliefs. Born in Mesopotamia, a land steeped with a rich historical background, all of which would later be suppressed by a visually limited regime. Americana imagery from comic books and movies provided relief and began to shape Mason’s young mind. Sketching, watercolor and pastels helped him escape into his art world. Mason spent six years in the army and describes this as ‘the worst time of his life’ and yet this too would provide influence in his work. Ultimately it has made him seek Freedom. The goal of which is to have freedom of thought. Moving to the US has helped Mason realize his need to create art again. Taking art classes has renewed his respect for the “old masters” and their influence is seen as he begins many artworks with the beacon of the human form and builds visual stories filled with deliberate symbols around them. He has shown his work at three exhibitions at the GCC Gallery and has won two People’s Choice Awards. Mason is constantly working at his craft and is slowly rising like the tower of Babylon to manifest himself and his art into the beautiful Garden of Eden.