He was beautiful without ever having spoken a word
30x40" (click image to enlarge)
This painting is part of Michael Giles' series "One Hundred". Each painting from this body of work is spawned from the novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia. Michael begins each piece from finding places and spaces between words and lines in this text. These spaces/rhythms/patterns serve as the beginning of the paintings onto which he adds color, line, and paint. The colors and patterns come from instinctual spaces in his head. They are worked over on the canvas in layers which are considered, covered, and combined. Taking a cue from the Deluzian "becoming" his paintings are an attempt to find a new meaning in the spaces between these disparate influences; an attempt to combine text into visual language; an attempt to find a new impetus to create art.