Michael Alan’s Realism

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“I’m more of a realistic artist than anything else because life always changes on us. I’m trying to embrace that rather than trying to reject it. It’s something that’s definite and we have to accept it. Change is definite, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.”

Bomblog takes a close look at the work of artist Michael Alan, revealing his mastery at turning life traumas into “positive creations;” the ways that his work reflects the continuous transformations of the city and the self; and how his belief in living in the present translates to the canvas.


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →