Marie Claire Italia, March 2010

Marie Claire Italia, March 2010


Selected PRESS

From the Village Voice “Best in Show” 2010

“Alan’s thread-like lines are manically impulsive; they barely go an inch without detouring. Short, jagged strokes, tiny loops, and quick arcs make jittery, skeletal outlines of distorted human forms. Hasty daubs of blues and pinks wrap the frames with translucent skin while also conveying the blur of movement. Alan loves motion; in Move in Distance, a dancer’s five legs, kicking up in successive positions, pay homage to those futurist studies in dynamism. Even the reclining male figure of Prostitution looks restless—the angular, attenuated limbs and their busy surfaces bring to mind one of Egon Schiele’s more anxious self-portraits.” – Robert Shuster, The Village Voice, Best In Show

From Marie Claire Italia

“Art has to come to life… [Michael Alan is] an art prodigy…his flamboyant creativity mixes action, music, bodies, and on from there. His drawings and sculptures live.”
- Ilka Scobie, Marie Claire Italia, March 2010

From the New York Times

“[His art is] To recapture what has been lost and update it with a big splash of paint.”
- Ruth La Ferla, The New York Times, April 30, 2009

From Anti-Mag

”I admire the heart and passion of this artist. I appreciate the fact that he wants art living and breathing from his subject matter to his audience.”
- Jo Ann L.B. Duggins, Anti-Mag, August 2009


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