Michael HermeshSculptures -- Bronze and Ceramic
Paintings--Mixed Media on Board
Mixed Media on Paper -- 11 x 8.5" (28x22cm) are each priced at $425 or 3/$1000 CAD
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About The Artist
Born 1955 in Spiritwood Saskatchewan, Michael Hermesh studied art at Okanagan University College and the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr). He also has extensive experience in furniture design and ornamental carving. From his residence and self-constructed studio, he continues to indulge his passion for sculpting, as well as hold drawing workshops and sculpture courses. His primary interest is figurative sculpture.
Michael's public sculpture "The Frieze of the Arts" graces the façade of the Summerland Arts Center. "The Friends of the Garden" and the Summerland Chapter of The International Sculpture Symposium (through Agriculture Canada) have commissioned his "Standing Man" sculpture for the Summerland Research Station Ornamental Gardens. Michael's work continues to be well received and is represented in international collections throughout Canada, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
"My sculpture is about what makes us human and about what give us spiritual dignity and strength. My pieces always portray a dynamic aspect of living (force and counter force). I do this through composition, the effort, the restraint and through the battle of spirit with the constraints of situation."
"My feeling about art is that in any given moment the world is filled with images and objects that entertain, dazzle and stroke the senses but that there is precious little truth in our day-to-day lives. What I am drawn to is truth, that truth is deeper than the physical shell that houses it, that truth is a subjective vision."
"I feel very strongly that all art has narrative content in the sense that for anything to exist there is tension and an outcome. I also feel that my art will also always have mystic content in so far that our relationship with a greater reality is part of what makes us human."
"Art is successful to the degree that an emotional or spiritual dialogue has taken place with the viewer engaged in such a way as to engender participation in the work."
"Sculpture is capturing the transition from one state to another; thematically through movement and tension, in composition, and in the idea that spirit can be transmuted to flesh or day."