Michael Carney

In Ruins, 2021

17 cm
Michael Carney is an Adelaide based visual artist who predominantly works in painting and ceramics. His work often presents as a collaboration between historical and contemporary aesthetics that explore notions of time, apocalypse, and the sublime.
Carney’s work demonstrates the tension between controlled meticulous detail and vigorous gestural or decaying elements, playing with the contrasting notions of permanence and ephemerality. This approach also allows for a physical, body-in-action approach to making work where spontaneity and vigorous movements can be perfected and refined but also left incomplete and broken.
Michael Carney is both a Painter and Ceramicist who connects these very disparate mediums through gestural mark making and dystopian subject matter. His practice began in 2009 as a painting undergraduate at the University of South Australia where he was introduced to ceramics as his minor. By 2016 he had completed a Masters by Research (Visual Arts) where both ceramics and painting have become united processes in his exhibition practice.

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