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Michael Andrew Page — The Return of the Silver Age

Posted on July 21, 2012

Michael Andrew Page reflects on his own personal history in a series of sub-cultural art works.

The importance of still life within my practice carries a strong historical contextualisation of domestic/bedroom objects, particularly in regards to how they are treated in relation to their function as cultural status markers. The processes used, such as colouring pencils, hark back to a more humble approach to image making, childlike ambition and sub-cultural paradigms.
I’m currently working on a project that reflects back to a search for the “authentic” within my own personal history and relations to such sub-cultural realms. As much as I was living in a form of cultural bad faith, this project sees the question of authenticity raised through sculptural re-interpretations of works I make, creating the idea of an extended limited edition by inversing studio processes and working with material synonymous with collectable figurines, fanzines and memorabilia.

Michael Andrew Page studied a Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) at The Slade School of Fine Art, and is about to undertake a Master of Art (Painting) at The Royal College of Art.

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