Welcomed surprises help push Mike Biskup’s interconnected pieces.
When you look at the squares, circles, rectangles, and triangles that lay lightly on top of each other in Mike Biskup’s abstract watercolors, there’s a feeling of ease and utter fluidity, where every shape is seemingly perfectly placed and integral to the overall magnificent balance of his pieces.
Next Thursday, August 4th, Biskup will showcase some of his latest works at Seattle’s Flatcolor Gallery in his new show, “Windfalls”. Using his mind’s eyes, Biskup will usually “see” colored strokes which pose as suggestive next steps in his paintings.
“Like the ripest of fruits blown out of a tree to enter their next phase of life, these strokes move the painting forward and become seeds of my evolving visual vocabulary,” explains Biskup. “Sometimes I question the wisdom of these “suggestions;” they can seem preposterous in relation to what’s happening in the rest of the painting. However, in the spirit of improvisation, I generally accept the invitation. These mysterious Windfalls never fail to carry me and my work into fresh territory and add a welcome element of surprise to my life.”
Biskup has become a master at spontaneously depicting beautifully colored, and at times, complex paintings of geometric and fluid shapes that inevitably resemble chaotic, but harmoniously interwoven landscapes. His paintings offer a visual representation of his deeply rooted belief that everything – people, places, and things – are all interconnected.
Don’t miss Biskup’s show “Windfalls” which opens next week, August 4th, alongside Michael W. Hall’s simultaneous showing “I’ll Be Home Soon”. Both artists will be in attendance for the opening night event, and the exhibition will run through August 27th.