COURTESY OF THE ARTIST © MICHAEL DUNCAN
Michael Duncan is a painter that lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He coined the phrase "Soundism", to descibe his style of art in which he paints to music. This has a dramatic effect on the outcome of the final product as the rhythm, mood, melody and chords alter the hand that drives the paint brush. From the color of the canvas, to the bold gestural marks, Duncan is inspired by what he hears. Music has effects on the brain and taking this a step further by adding moving color and rhythm to a painting is brilliant.
When we listen to a piece of music regardless of style it elicits certain emotions. The same goes for art. When we see a great piece of artwork we start to be enveloped by the curves, colors and shapes in a painting. Something in the work might connect with us from a time in childhood or a particular feeling we had at some point in our lives. That is the power of both art and music which is devoid in other fields at large.
Duncan is a Louisiana native with deep roots in Chicago that now lives and works in Texas. "Through his extensive work across sculpture and acrylics and oil on canvas, Michael seeks to suspend and continually recast the narrative of a moment in time. His early compositions in sculpture continue to inform his works on canvas, giving rise to an evolving, synergistic relationship between the two art forms."
Michael also tackles socially-relevant themes in his work. He paints the human form when not involved with abstract work. His abstract pieces are powerful and bursting with energy. Well after the canvas has dried, Duncan's pieces still show a vibrant and visceral power. He manipulates the canvas, molding each expert brush stroke, emotional scrape and color choice with guided precision. The end result is a symphonic masterpiece of visuality. Michael Duncan is now represented by D+H Contemporary in Los Angeles and his star continues to rise in the world stage.
ARTCOLLECTORCA PRESS © ARTCOWO PRESS 2016
MICHAEL DUNCAN" SOUNDISM "
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