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Michael Voss
updated: 09/12/2010
website: michaelvoss.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Abandonment
stolen moments
talking
untitled (waste basket)
LE (37)
freres
untitled (soccer ball)
block
jorge pontal
Francis
rosalba
monument
untitled
student
39 drawings
 
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Abandonment by Michael Voss
Abandonment
ink, dust on plywood
2007
20" x  27" 
stolen moments by Michael Voss
stolen moments
ink, paper, enamel on plywood
2010
14 " x  17 " 
talking  by Michael Voss
talking
ink, clay on plywood
2009
17" x  16" 
untitled (waste basket) by Michael Voss
untitled (waste basket)
ink on plywood
2007
10" x  17" 
LE (37) by Michael Voss
LE (37)
ink, marker, pencil on plywood
2007
11" x  15" 
freres by Michael Voss
freres
ink, pencil on plywood
2008
18 " x  25 " 
untitled (soccer ball) by Michael Voss
untitled (soccer ball)
ink on plywood
2006
13" x  11" 
block by Michael Voss
block
ink on plywood
2009
9" x  18" 
jorge pontal by Michael Voss
jorge pontal
ink on wood
2009
5 1/2" x  11 1/2" 
Francis by Michael Voss
Francis
ink on felt, rubber (tennis ball)
2009
2 3/4 " x  2 3/4 "  x 2 3/4 " 
rosalba  by Michael Voss
rosalba
woodcut
2008
16 " x  10 " 
monument by Michael Voss
monument
ink, spray paint on plywood
2007
16" x  19" 
untitled  by Michael Voss
untitled
ink on plywood
2006
9" x  11" 
student by Michael Voss
student
ink on plywood
2010
17" x  11" 
39 drawings by Michael Voss
39 drawings
Ink on plywood
2006 - 2009
72 " x  312 " 

Artist Statement

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.