Michael Fischerkeller

Acrylic spraypaint on canvas
24"W x 36"H

Through a street art aesthetic I strive to capture a shared social conscience and offer truths of increasingly complex and significant political, economic and social issues of our time; where light shines, shadows fall. Candor and social justice drive my creative process resulting in stark yet elegant artwork that encourages an audience to critically view their world, focus on what is habitually overlooked, face what may be uncomfortable truths, and act to improve their lives and those of others. My narratives are transcribed through acrylic spray paint – a street artist’s instrument – as the “street” is most often andmost severely deprived of social justice. Earlier works include images of the feminine appropriated from centuries-old artwork, often from moralist movements, to suggest causality between the imbalance of feminine / masculine energies in ourselves, our social constructs and institutions and the enduring nature of many social ills. Consistent with a rebellious undertone, as these artworks were generallyacquired by their era’s ignoble elite, appropriation of their imagery in the service of socially-conscious work is particularly fitting. My current series – Children of War – focuses on mankind’s greatest evil and the innocents who suffer the consequences.