Mikey Welsh
1971-2011

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You are in luck. The gallery below shows the amazing art of Mikey Welsh as he has created the work. From the bottom up with mostly recent at the top, this gallery exhibits the unabated revolution that Mikey has found himself surrounded by. Welsh has jaggedly smashed through a barricade he thought impenetrable. His courageous journey through an unplanned life has delivered him to the edge of a world opening almost as fast as he is upon it. Mikey makes art from the inside of his mind and splatters it all over the inside of yours. From lightning strokes smashed into the canvas to delicate spills of house paint, Mikey's art works big. Unlike the polite sensibility found in a floral still life or windy landscape, Mikey's spitting attack on color and form bring a unique change to the viewer as Welsh's world becomes visible.

 

 

When thrown off, the draped shroud clears away all around. As he again enters our world, my hope is for my good friend Mikey to stay.

 

Mikey's latest paintings deconstruct his historic figurative works, reanimating the colors and lines into apparent abstract  fields of a bright new world for him and us.

 

     
 
 
   
DETAILS
Click the pics to enlarge the full view and click the detail ones to see the real texture and bombs of color that Mikey throws.

 Titles and dimensions are shown as reference. Mikey's advance through the images in his mind continues to show his  colorful world dragged into ours.


screaming love words to a cement sky
5 x 5 feet acrylic on canvas

death's head on my doorstep
4 x 4 feet enamel and acrylic on canvas

absinthe drinkers
4 x 4 feet acrylic and collage on canvas

killed by the pace and stupidity of survival
5 x 3 feet enamel and acrylic on canvas

you make myself sick
5 x 2 1/2 feet enamel, oil, and acrylic on canvas

potatoes hurl midnight onions
4 x 3 feet acrylic and cigarette butts on canvas

trapeze
4 x 3 feet enamel and acrylic on canvas
   
         
         
 

older pieces by Mikey Welsh