Michael Kagan


No Handball Playing in This Area, 2010, oil on linen, 12 x 12 in.

Rattle Them Bones, 2010oil on linen, 96 x 72 in.

With All The Fucking Force, 2009, oil on linen, 60 x 80 in.

Pilot, 2012oil on linen, 36 x 36 in.

Thunder Kiss I, 2011oil on linen, 60 x 80 inches

Based On Actual Events, 2010oil on linen, 12 x 12 in.

Thunder Kiss II, 2011oil on linen, 60 x 80 in.

Pilot II, 2010, oil on linen, 12 x 12 in. 

About The Artist

Michael Kagan is a New York based artist whose paintings are heroic explorations of the balance between abstract and representational painting.

Michael was born in 1980. He attended George Washington University where he majored in Painting and Art History. Upon graduation he moved to New York City to attend the New York Academy of Art to further study painting and receive his MFA. He was awarded the prestigious post-graduate fellowship at the New York Academy of Art, which allowed Michael to focus on a large number of paintings for his first show in New York City.

Since then, Michael has been exploring paintings with light and explosions through single images. Even though his foundation comes from a representational painting background, in his more recent work he has taken an abstract direction to enhance the strength of painting as a medium, focusing more on the brushwork, exploring new painting techniques and ways to apply paint, speaking with color to talk about light, still holding on to representations.

Michael Kagan’s Website

Michael Kagan at Space SBH