Michael Kirkham (English 1971 – )
White tights ripped
oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm.
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Michael Kirkham’s painting is extremely realistic, especially in his erotic themes; selecting strange angles, stylized figures, and often provocative nudity, he creates a unique atmosphere where eroticism is deconstructed and demonstrated as a simple function of everyday life. At the same time, offering the viewer the sense of voyeurism, he turns him into an accomplice in what takes place on the painting surface. Despite its raw element, Kirkham’s painting possesses a particular sensitivity and is a distinct look at areas of the human condition which often remain concealed.