ExhibitsMichael Summers Art Exhibition
The meticulously crafted paintings of San Diego artist Michael Summers are firmly rooted in contemporary West Coast surrealism with a strong pop sensibility. He uses his Pop Surrealist style as a tool to reflect his inner vision: creating the impossible and more importantly, making the impossible seem plausible. The artist creates imaginary characters, often alluding to mythical archetypes, in acrylic paint with a keen hyper-attentiveness. His unorthodox use of intense saturation and arbitrary, multi-chromatic hues encourages the viewer to look a little closer, a little longer. The recognizable subjects of animals, automatons, and humans suddenly become magical and extraordinary. Yet, they somehow still retain the nostalgia of a childhood memory that was once long forgotten. Commissioned by the City of Carlsbad in 2013 and Harrah’s Resorts SoCal in 2014 to create large-scale murals that are seen by thousands daily. He wase chosen as the Featured Artist for the San Diego Food & Wine Festival (2011), Art Walk San Diego (2013), and the La Jolla Festival of the Arts (2015). Runs July 14 through 16 at Lori L Fine Art Gallery.