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About Michael WestMichael West`s description B.A. Honors Degree Fine art. University of Plymouth. Dissertation The meaning within artworks. How Semiotics Unravels the Poppy as a sign System in artworks. Michael west, is an international recognized Artist and sculptor and arts educator. He works in mediums such as Bronze, Ceramics, Paint, Stone, and recycled materials, his work can be seen on line and in Gallery`s and exhibitions as far afield as London, Paris. New York, and Berlin. His unique artworks are held in private collections world wide. and his images many images are supported by poetry. "Michael is a multi disciplined international artist and educator, who began his career as a self taught artist specializing in Classical sculpture. Over the recent years his art has evolved into 2d and 3d variations of his thoughts reflected in the broad spectrum that is art. It has also become more abstract and often demonstrates his critical view of social, political and cultural issues with a particular focus on how we as a race interact with nature and the world around us. He often recycles found objects and utilizes things around himself, such as natural resources, to create his works. Creating without boundaries is the starting point that underpins his work. He believes as a society we undervalue our innate ability to create from our subconscious. He uses sign, symbol, color, and form which provide clues to content and interpretation. While he uses a variety of materials and processes his methodology is consistent. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. This process stimulates a visual dialogue between himself and his creations, that are predominantly metaphors for contemporary society. There may be many layers and meanings to his work in a combination of childhood and adult culture, enabling the work to have its own cryptic narrative." Toby Smith
Exhibition History of Michael WestMichael West`s Exhibitions
Sept 2012 Nynhead Court
The Cube Gallery
Marine House Gallery
William Pelly Gallery
Little Things Mean a Lot
Swan Coach House Gallery
Beyond The Canon: Small Scale American Abstraction 1945-1965
Robert Miller Gallery- New York
The Ridgeway Gallery
The glove factory
The white space
The Brewhouse Gallery
The cheese factory
The Auction rooms
World Arts Games Cultural museum
Berlin artclub exhibition
Michael West studio galleries
Artist Statement of Michael WestMichael West is an internationaly recognized Artist and sculptor. He works in mediums such as Bronze, Ceramics, Paint, Stone, and recycled materials, his work can be seen on line and in Gallery and exhibitions as far afield as London, Paris. New York, and Berlin. His unique artworks are held in private collections world wide. and his images many images are supported by poetry.
Awards and Prizes of Michael WestMichael West`s awards
The Gary Freemantle, Outstanding Award in fine art.
ArtSlant 5th showcase winner 2012
Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | China | India
Board member World Arts Games UK.
Somerset Emerging Artist Network,
Somerset Contemporary Artists Network (Committee Member)
Somerset Partnership for Art and Design Education,
Somerset art Works
Acquisitions / Collections of work by Michael WestMichael West`s Collections
Blind Justice, for the artist known as Banksy.
Jet Set Go @ Bristol children`s science touring installation.
Temporary bandstand for the Westival Taunton.
Reviews of work by Michael WestMichael West`s Reviews
"Mike West enjoys the superb benefits that have accrued from a past and very successful career in the film industry which have equipped him with a maturity of attitude, strong self-management abilities, drive and determination. This coupled with his more recent academic studies, sheer creativity and continuing professional practice make him a strong candidate for any project or position." Chris Dart, November 7, 2010
"Michael is a talented and dedicated artist, whose work I am happy to endorse." Becky Buchanan, Owner, Self employed artist (colleague) November 8, 2010
Qualifications / Education of Michael WestMichael West`s Education
BA Hons Fine Art
Publications / Media / Bibliography of Michael WestBook by Michael West and Karen Ann Wall available November 2013
The meaning within artworks. How Semiotics Unravels the Poppy as a sign System in artworks.
Teaching ExperienceMichael West`s teaching
somerset College of Arts 3D, Fine Art,
Life Drawing Group Taunton
Superact Taunton Supporting Employ-ability and Personal Effectiveness through art forms.
Influences / Inspiration of Michael WestMichael West`s Influences
Picasso, Rodin, Edvard Lanteri, Goya, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hurst, Rebecca Horn, Modigliani. Georgia o Keef, Gustav Klimt, Mark Rothko, Mark Chagall, Egon Shiele. Jeni Zari,
Price Range of WorkMichael West's work has a price range from £1,250 to £12,500
smaller priced items available.
Mediums utilisedMichael West's work is found in the following materials:
Wood, Ash ,Willow Ceramic
Artwork CategorisedMichael West's work is found in the following categories on site:
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (2)
Bicycle Bicyclist sculpture statue statuette
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Drapery Sculpture Statue Statuettes Carvings
Farm Yard Sculptures
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures
Sculptures of Sport in General
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Carved Wood Sculptures
Small Animal Sculptures
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Conceptual Art Sculptures Statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
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