Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
“While I am making art, I am connected and engaged. I am both within and outside of myself. Art for me is a flow of focused attention and connection with creativity, it feels like the only place to be in the moment.”
Mike Gosbee describes being inspired by the Dada art movement and has a passion for finding the beauty in randomness, chance configurations, and within the darkness that can often go unnoticed. He describes himself as a very process oriented artist often creating complex work that is done in many layers. Mike is a very tactile artist, he enjoys working with his hands whether he is creating ceramics, collage, ripping or cutting paper, and then rearranging it in a way that makes sense to him. “Abstraction is mostly what I do because it is more about the process and discovery than the subject. I have focused on clay/ ceramics for a long time, but I can work in steel, bronze and wood. The pieces I’m doing now are a result of lack of access to the above, so I try to translate the process to these collage objects.”
Mike’s “Crop Confetti” collage series is very process based. He first makes a collage using paper from hand shredded documents followed by taking high-resolution photos of the work. Next he edits the images on the computer, creates giclee prints, and then rips them into more shreds. Mike then creates an entirely new work of art with these pieces of his former art from the beginning part of the process in combination with multiple pieces that have gone through the same process.
Mike creates art as a part of Hospitality House, an agency that serves adults in San Francisco living with homelessness and poverty, which he describes as “my emotional and creative support.” Some of his goals are to sell his art as a way to make a living as well as create large scale commissions. He hopes that his participation with ArtLifting will allow him to be able to afford to create larger scale work as well as purchase more art materials and frames for his art.
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 5-7 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
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