Plywood is unique in so far as though it is a cheap mass produced item, each individual sheet is distinctive and one of a kind.
These drawings are made on found pieces of plywood.
None of the sizes of the found pieces have been altered. In many cases there are marks on the wood , left by someone else : pen or pencil marks, sketches, notes, measurements, cutting marks,etc. Often there are also drill holes, screw holes, gauges, carvings , cuts.
The ink drawings sit somewhat separately on top of these pieces of plywood, not unlike projections. They have been developed intuitively and in an undetermined, open-ended way. What they all have in common though,is that they, in one way or another, refer to the accidental character of their surroundings.
I am very much interested in preserving this randomness in works that seem on the other hand introspective and meditative.
The goal is to bring together the simultaneous existence of outer world and inner life.
Artist Bio / CV
Michael Voss is a painter. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He studied at the academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, where he became Meisterschueler of Prof. Gerd Winner. Since 1997 he has been living in New York, where he graduated from the MFA program at Hunter College in 2000. He has shown at Galerie Wittenbrink in Munich, Charlotte Jackson Gallery in Santa Fe and with Eugene Binder in Marfa TX.