Michael Kirkham | the artist

The artist Michael Kirkham
Born 1971, Blackpool, England.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers,

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Without exception, the figures that are the main subjects of Kirkham’s paintings seem to be afflicted by an all-encompassing melancholy. The apathy of those portrayed turns overtly erotic poses into something empty and alienating. The viewer feels uncomfortably like a voyeur: can they see something that we are not meant to see? What has happened in Kirkham’s world; what is the source of this desolate melancholy from which no-one can apparently escape?…
Untitled, 1999
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