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.