Online Artist #5: Michael Craig Sieben

I’m a huge fan of what I’ve seen from his work!  His characters are hilarious and quirky but still includes a melancholy tone that I tend to look for in artists.  There’s a sense of sarcastic humor with life threatening forces.  I learned from the previous artist I wrote about (Herbert Baglione) that I’m drawn to interpretations and themes of death.  For example, in the second image, there’s an arrow headband through the character’s head.  It pokes fun at death and creates an easy going, carefree outlook on life.  The personalities he creates are so amusingly witty and yet bizarre and uncommon at the same time.  In the last image, Michael did an installation with a giant blue leg being eaten.  The oddness of the leg provides such dimension and mystery to the piece as a whole.  Michael has the ability to grow a curiosity in his viewers and I hope to provide that in my works as well as the downbeat undertones that Michael and Herbert uses.

For more about Michael Sieben, visit his official website: http://www.msieben.com/

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