Micheal Swaney is a Canadian artist based out of Barcelona, he studied Fine Art foundations at University of Victoria before graduating with a degree in Illustration and Design from Vancouver’s Capilano University in 2000. Exhibiting internationally since 2004, he has since displayed his work across North America and Europe.
Swaney works in multiple mediums ranging from the traditional sculpture and pen and ink drawings to video installations and performance sculpture. His style is a mixture of geometrical shapes and dream like abstract lines. The art requires a lot of attention before all of the elements fully sink in. Hidden in Swaney’s nervous line drawings and surreal collages is an attention to detail, and a beauty, some might at first miss.
Article by Alex Cornish