All of my works are sustainable.
My abstract pieces are made with the left over colors from a figurative piece. In that way there is no waste.
The creation of an abstract piece is a conversation between me and the canvas, with the colors as language.
My figurative pieces are also conversations, but with me doing most of the talking.
Iv’e never wanted to express social realism or things of a political nature.
Nor do I have an urge to paint natural or realistic scenes.
I create my idea, which comes from a mood or feeling, and there's many symbolic elements in my paintings.
Also, there's a guitar in many of my pieces which, as being a guitarist, adds an element of myself.
My name is Michael Foss., born 1956 in Copenhagen.
I am an educated music teacher and composer, a senior tai chi instructor, and an artist. I come from a family of artists.
My grandad was a pianist. My great grandmother and my dad were both painters. My great grandmother's paintings are hanging in a museum in Hoersholm, where she lived.
I was born with the same urge to create.
I started drawing the moment I could hold a pencil, and I began painting at the age of 14.
I am a completely self taught painter. A course or class may have made it easier but I just don’t work that way.
At the age of 19, (pictured top left) I had found my style, or so I had thought, but as in everything else in life, it has changed over the years.
At some point I began exploring the non-figurative/abstract. I had never really liked abstract before, but it turned out that I find it just as interesting and challenging. It was a good lesson; never get stuck or locked in in any way!