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Artist Talk & Reception with Michel Delgado
June 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a special evening Gallery Talk with artist Michel Delgado. This presentation is part of a series exploring Black art, artists, and art history in collaboration with the Festival of the Arts – DeLand.
Meaningful Uncertainty: Artist Talk & Reception with Michel Delgado
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
600 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, Florida 32720
Admission is free, but RSVPs are required at (386) 734-4371 due to limited seating.
STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST
Growing up in Senegal, on the west coast of Africa, life and art shared the same space. They were indistinguishable. As a young boy in Dakar, I learned that art is the tool I have for a direct and honest conversation with my own heart. Art always has been my rescuer, my liberator – creatively, emotionally, spiritually. I’m a self-taught painter, able to create in any media, always painting work that is straightforward and personal, work coming from a place within me that is constantly loud and growing. My work has been called naive. I fill my canvases with intense and basic colors, crisply painted shapes, and meticulous detail; I make work without conventional representational techniques; my work is free of metaphor, irony and paradox. I paint straightforward narratives, stories of my journey and memories of everyday experiences. Everything I create and paint comes through my relationship with the world around me, my direct response to my fantasies, my wonder and my spiritual growth. No journey in my life remains as straightforward as painting.
You can learn more about the artist and his recent work at: micheldelgado.com
Image courtesy of the artist, Michel Delgado.