Nearly everyday, people pass by water stained walls, cracks in the sidewalk or splatters of spilled paint. To many people, these are flaws that are in need of repair, but to others these are examples of aesthetically pleasing, colorful and artistic design created by chance.
Mike Black’s work reflects the beauty that one may encounter in the street on any given day. Black uses various materials to which basically anyone has access: found pieces of wood, scrap metal, Quickrete, acrylic paint, corrugated tubing and PVC pipe. His background in sculpture and his eye for design are evident, and the pieces of work show Black’s ability to see artistic potential in materials that other people would leave on the scrap heap. When viewing some of his current gallery pieces, one may feel that it looks familiar, like something in the back of a building, or in a basement where pipes often leak. But Black’s choice of color shows that he knows what he’s doing: He’s walking the line between control and chance and is pulling it off well.
Hi. My name is Mike Black and this is my art blog.