Michael Haight

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Michael Haight’s work is balanced between abstraction and figuration whilst exploring elements inspired by the artist’s Buddhist practice. Themes of compassion, suffering, cycles of death and birth, and the accumulation of wisdom flow through each of Haight’s series.

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Michael Haight

B. 1984

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Born in 1984, Michael Haight grew up in Fontana, California. He attended the University of California Riverside, where he studied fiction, poetry, book arts and Japanese. After receiving a BA in Creative Writing in 2007, Haight went on to study at Claremont Graduate University. It was during this time that he began to develop an interest in modes of enlightenment, a theme he explored through film and performance work within his graduate study. After studying Buddhism in 2014, the artist also began to work on canvas.

Michael Haight

B. 1984

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Haight’s oeuvre is a product of his diverse interests and practices. His study of the Japanese language while at university led to an interest in Eastern art histories, while his years of composing music and producing written narratives have coalesced to produce an aesthetic that is whimsical, ethereal and surreal.

Michael Haight

B. 1984

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He depicts subject matter in such a way that colour, form, and composition blend together the figurative and the abstract in much the same way the world around us is an entanglement of what we understand (the figurative) and what we do not (the abstract).

He has collaborated with other artists to create Fluxus-inspired happenings, including Rabbit Hole DTLA (2015), and Being Present Mafia and Group-a-Therapists (2016).

He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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