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Michael Parkes

Michael Parkes, renowned creator of magic realism and fantasy art. Limited edition stone lithographs and sculpture offered for sale.


The American-born artist, Michael Parkes, living in Spain is renowned for quality work in the fields of magic realism and fantasy art. He focuses on painting, sculpture and stone lithography. He was born in the year 1944 in the Sikeston Missouri. The artist joined the University of Kansas in Lawrence and studied painting and graphic art. Afterwards, he taught for a short time at Kent State University, Ohio as well as at the University of Florida. Michael’s critical aim was to turn his devotion to making art. At the age of 24, he recognized the need to travel around the world in order to be a far-reaching artist.

Michael Parkes and his wife, Maria, left the United States and first traveled through Europe. Later, they toured India, Pakistan and Nepal, but the artist’s main inspiration originated from the experiences he had in India. This is because he studied philosophy that the obscure dogmas of the East and the West turned out to be of great inspiration to his artwork. Michael Parkes artwork appeals from a variety of insights together with the tantric and the cabalistic, but exemplified in forms from his own thoughts. Michael Parkes art for sale are easily available.

Michael Parkes lithograph are mostly designed and printed in Switzerland. Even though several artists have inclined to the informal plates of zinc or aluminum, the famous artist favored the use of stones. He considered the Solnhofen stones, which are approximately 160 million years old and effortlessly uses them for his lithographs as an essential part of the innovative process. The process begins with sketching an image on the stone by the use of a lubricious lithographic pencil. This regularly takes about three to twelve days, with reference to the size and complexity of the image. The key issue is that errors cannot be rubbed out. However, small amendments can be done using a sharp blade, but if major amendments are compulsory, it is advisable to start all over again on a new stone.

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Certainly, his artistry is undeniable; his thorough style gives the impression of absolute hard work. The paint is so lightly smeared, layer after layer, that if done in one layer it would be translucent. As a result, with every brush stroke, Parkes creates a depth that draws an individual into his realm. It is not his artistry that directly influences an individual to have a second look and marvel, but the manner in which his skill is subordinate to his imagery. His technique is a means to an end, a simple interpretation to display an already formed image in his mind. This makes the principle come alive in a manner that it lures folks all over the world in awe.

Michael Parkes central point is the female form. Occasionally susceptible and inferior, mostly influential and demanding, but always attractive and mysterious. First, one needs to see her gorgeousness then the mystery of her surroundings. The artist is the persistent innovative element in the process, adjusting, altering the image, responding to difficulties as they arise, and making imaginative judgments every step of the way. Printing a lithograph is an openly creative process, concerning numerous artistic decisions that in a number of stages can considerably alter the image on the paper. Michael Parkes lithographs sale attracts individuals who can interpret that his paintings have theoretical and spiritual components, which perfectly join into reality.

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  • Dawn by Michael Parkes stone lithograph

    Dawn

    Michael Parkes

    30 3/4" x 17 3/4"

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  • Deva (2010) by Michael Parkes aurographic

    Deva (2010)

    Michael Parkes

    45.5" x 35" paper size

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  • Eternity (2005) by Michael Parkes aurographic

    Eternity (2005)

    Michael Parkes

    17" x 42"

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  • Falling by Michael Parkes stone lithograph

    Falling

    Michael Parkes

    25" x 16"

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