Mike Swaney: Transplanted to Spain

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These windows are from Barcelona, where Canadian artist Mike Swaney now evolves his complex works in collage and gouache on paper, plaster and wood.  His style in nearly a decade since departing Human Five (the collective he helped found in Vancouver) has captured significant attention, the latest a major exhibit at Mulherin + Pollard, in New York.   (Below: Two of his Untitled Picassos – acrylic, glitter paint, gouache, spray paint, and flasche)

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Swaney’s collaged works have been shown in Barcelona, Miami, Copenhagen, Miami, New York, Toronto and Vancouver. Below, top to bottom: Best of the Wurst (cut and found papers, pen, pencil, gouache & acrylic on paper) / Installation: Contemporary Tablets (plaster, white cement, confetti, paper, ball point pen, pencil, wire) / 100 Mile House (no detail available) / Three Hardworkers (acrylic, flasche, oil pastel, ball point pen & pencil on wallpaper).

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Mike Swaney’s website, here.

A profile / interview and more works, here.

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