Michael Behle

Region: Midwest

 My art and practice come out of a pursuit to create and employ a language of visual poetics in which to explore relationships. This language relies on strategies of fiction, mimicry, recontextualizing subject matter, aspects of formalism, and a tactile engagement with the material. A conversation between the digitally conjured and the direct authenticity of painted marks often exists in the paintings. I find that these dualities and the circumstances they create can be reflective of the human experience and serve as a useful structure for exploration.