A painter, designer, and mixed media artist, Michael was born and raised in New York City. In 1998 he relocated to Philadelphia where his primary studio, TigerHorseArt, is located. He studied at the Art Institute of Philadelphia as well as private ateliers. Much of his work is held in private collections. His abstract and textured style is inspired by his upbringing, surrounded by the culture of New York City during the 1980s and 90s. The downtown New York art movement, as well as the West Village and Lower East Side music and art scenes, helped to shape his technique. Post-punk music, graffiti art, and nuyorican poetry inspire his work. He strives to make use of color and line so that it is both poetic and powerful at the same time.
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