About the Work
"Nostalgia" is a captivating hand-finished series by Michael Berryhill, an artist known for his meticulous approach to creation and transformation. In this unique series, Berryhill innovatively plays with the process of digital alteration and hand painting. The original backgrounds of these works were digitally removed, setting the stage for Berryhill to reimagine and repaint each background individually. This method highlights his signature style of iterative creation, where each piece evolves through a continuous process of addition and subtraction. Berryhill's approach is akin to a prospector sifting and reshaping landscapes, akin to the ever-changing views seen through a car window on a long journey. His work is a testament to persistence and the evolution of vision, as he believes that every canvas holds a solution, revealed through time and transformation. In his primary practice, Berryhill's technique of using a dry brush for application and a palette knife for removal results in a layered, textured surface that invites viewers to engage with the evolving narrative of each piece. Intricately crafted without visual source material, these works are not alien but deeply rooted in Berryhill's profound understanding of art history. Echoes of past art movements resonate within each work, from hints of Fauvism to traces of geometric abstraction, all coalescing in a kaleidoscopic expression of Berryhill's artistic journey. Michael Berryhill's commitment to his craft is evident in his belief that a painting is not complete until it earns the right to exist, transforming into a genuine artifact of his artistic exploration.
Michael Berryhill (b. 1972, El Paso, TX) received his BFA at the University of Texas, Austin, TX and his MFA from Columbia University, New York, NY. He has held solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, La Maison des Rendezvous, Brussels, Belgium; Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY; Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain; Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY; and Okay Mountain, Austin, TX. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including at Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria and Lulu Mexico City, Mexico, among others. Writing on his work has appeared in The New York Times, Art in America, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. Berryhill lives and works in Ellenville, NY.
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