The Temptation of Space11.03.2016 — 30.04.2016
C. Michael Norton
The paintings by C. Michael Norton are marked by his passion for music, which next to positions as Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman also use more extreme sound directions as Led Zeppelin as a source of inspiration turning them into curdled painting on canvas. They are expressive, abstract paintings with intense color compositions that bear witness to strong painterly energy. Graphical braidings or mesh-like pattern of color primed to use the contrast to the earthy surface of the underlying canvas disclose material plasticity and deeper, structural considerations.
Norton's work is represented in private and public collections in New York, California, UK, France, Italy, Japan and Singapore. The artist lives and works in Manhattan, New York.