Michael Villarreal

Exhausted Pedestal
SPRAY PAINT, PRIMER, JOINT COMPOUND, PLASTER AND INSULATION FOAM ON CARDBOARD BOX
26.5 X 18.5 X 18.5 IN.
 
$3000

UNTITLED (ICE CREAM)
Spray paint, primer, joint compound on plastic bottle and ceramic cup
16 X 4.5 X 4.5 in.

$800

Tipped Over (Teapot) 
Spray paint, primer, joint compound on ceramic teapot
6.5 X 6 X 6 in.

$800

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artist statement

My work creates passages in time that resonate from childhood memories combined with responses to present day experiences. Growing up in a lower middle class family, the value of the second-hand object was an enormous part of my upbringing. I use found objects along with select material use for the construction of houses, turning each work metaphorically domestic. While utilizing a surface that mimic an industrial finish, saturated hues create a visceral response for objects such as a window blind, or a broom. Quirky bulbous shapes and artificial surface transform the narrative of an object, but visually keep a familiarity. 


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