Michael Hermesh Figurative Art
Welcome to Michael Hermesh’s website! If it is the Arabella Magazine that brought you here – we have further information for you about some of the works mentioned in the article all right here on the home page. Don’t forget to check out his other pages to see where you can find your favorite collectors piece. You can also follow Michael’s personal Facebook page (Michael Hermesh) where he posts a new drawing every day. You can also follow like the Hermesh Gallery of Fine Art and Photography page on Facebook. There is a link to this page in the side columns of every page on this site.
The Baggage Handler and Michael Hermesh:
To read up on Michael Hermesh and the Baggage Handler story you can visit the website dedicated to this controversial sculpture: Frank the Baggage Handler .
“As the sculpture was being repaired by a conservator on Bowen Island. I found myself on the ferry with a reporter and a photographer from the Toronto Star, who came along to document the re-sculpting of a penis.”
Frank the Baggage Handler
7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 feet
Pedestrians in the Ether Series
there are only two of these monumental bronzes still available
It Ain’t About You and It Ain’t About Death:
What if it’s all a joke?
Mixed Media Diptych on Panel; 47.5 x 57.5 inches
There Are No Secrets Show,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery
In 2012, Michael had a show where a painting called “It ain’t about you and it ain’t about death” was featured and sold. The following year, he and his wife traveled to Rhyolite Nevada – a ghost town, and artist enclave. All of a sudden Michael found that many of the elements in his painting were a part of the real landscape. “The spiral, the penguin, the zygotes, mountains, mountain climbers, the pole with the figurehead and wings, the building, the fence… It was as if I had pulled the painting together from my own future.”
Arabella Magazine May 2016