Mixed Media

Mike Swaney: Transplanted to Spain


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)


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).





Mike Swaney’s website, here.

A profile / interview and more works, here.

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    • I’ve always had a romantic notion of what it would be like there, because of the name of the place. Never made it yet. Should really put it on my bucket list.


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