This exhibition: “Language”, by painter Michael John Kelly, is the second part of our Berlin-L.A. trilogy and the artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe. Michael John Kelly’s work is characterized by many different influences and “languages”: his images combine painting, print, photography, drawing and collage. In terms of content, they contain elements from new media and abstract expressionism, graffiti and cartoons, and science fiction movies and the world of hip-hop and punk rock. Kelly, however, continually emphasizes the equal importance of all of his materials and sources of inspiration.
About the artist
MICHAEL JOHN KELLY
Born 1975 in Provo, Utah, USA,
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Michael John Kelly studied painting at Brigham Young University in Provo/Utah and at UCLA, Los Angeles/California. His works have been displayed in numerous exhibitions in the US. The artist is represented in many notable collections, such as the Susan and Michael Hort Collection, New York; the Gayle and Stanley Hollander Collection, Los Angeles, and the Carole Server and Oliver Frankel Collection, New York.