what’s next?

“Modern art is the leading expedition into our future culture, and it is extremely exciting to be a part of it.”

“If there’s one thing I love about my involvement in the world of modern art, is that it keeps me on the leading-edge of visual design, and what kinds of eye-popping trends we can all look forward to in the next few years… even decades.”  – Michael

artist’s statement

Painting for almost two decades, much of Michael’s work involves coming to terms with the abundance of technology-driven information overload we casually experience in modern day society. He uses acrylics and india ink on canvas (or wood panels) to create a post-modern world that visually represents data in its raw form, existing within multiple theoretical dimensions of spacetime. The thematic visual focus rests on the intricacies of the direct and indirect interaction between the viewer and the abstraction of this data-driven internal conflict which forces us, as a society, towards rapid self-actualization.

Michael’s current work starting in 2014 continues the visual analogy of civilization coping with Moore’s Law through the lens of the subconscious. Distorted handwritten notes and encrypted keyword ciphers are interwoven throughout mysterious structures and various abstractions including comic illustrations and other non-specific futuristic forms. The result is a data-landscape of today’s anxious subconscious mind, presenting how we remember life events and interpret the kinetic surfaces and essences of the environment and emotions that we are sometimes reluctantly embedded within.

exhibitions and shows

“12 x 12 10th Anniversary Show” – Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, IL
Featured Artist – Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL

“24 x 24” – Kindred, West Chicago, IL
“Emotion and Matter” – 116 Gallery, St. Charles, IL

River Town Film Festival & Art Expo – Clinton, NJ
“Inspire & Create” Hosted by Tree of Life – Aurora, IL
Wirehouse Co Art Show Series #7: Struggle – Chicago, IL

Genesis Show – Chicago, IL
‘BJAM’ Collaboration Show – White Ripple Gallery, Indiana
Schoenherr Gallery at the Wentz Concert Hall – Naperville, IL
‘BJAM’ Collaboration Show – Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Psychoterratica” Michael & Jaime Foster, Combined Show – NYCH Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Blue November” – NYCH Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Seven Deadly Sins” – Hermann Audrey Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Manipulations” – Side Street Studios, Elgin, IL
“Relic” – Batavia Fine Arts Center, Batavia, IL

“3rd Anniversary Show” – Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
“Winter Show” – Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
Village Ballroom, Portland, OR

Phinney Art Series – Seattle, WA
The Loft Gallery, Pioneer Square – Seattle, WA

Anniversary: Obmu – Edmonds, WA
“This Modern Love” – Artisans on Taylor Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

Art FX Gallery, Fremont, Seattle, WA
Kick It – Seattle, WA
Open Art Studios – Seattle, WA

The Industry – Seattle, WA

The White Street Gallery – Frankfort, IL
Anam Art Gallery (Featured Artist) – Naperville, IL