Kildare Arts Service : Municipal Collection

‘Galactic Probe’ - Michael Asher

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 166cm x 422cm

For this painting, Michael Asher has created a very unusual shaped canvas, much in the way the surrealist artist Rene Magritte did with his painting La Représentation (Representation). In the painting Asher manages to take a subject (space) which if painted purely as seen would look fairly flat and perhaps even uninteresting, and add to it flourishes of imagination and colour, giving the impression of a three dimensional image.

Click here to compare this work to ‘La Représentation’ by Rene Magritte

Michael Asher - Galactic Probe

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