Touched - by a Friend
"When I'm painting, it's like I'm transported to this place. I call it 'The Zone.' It's like Zen. Time stops."
-- Michael Israel
I've seen this kind of thing (Performance Painter art shows) done before, but not in such an exciting way! Michael Israel's performance art is very inspiring to watch! I'd say if you had to categorize his artwork it would be contemporary art, but that is minimizing the whole effect. I enjoy the process of watching the canvas begin to take shape, but getting to watch Michael artistically design the piece is just as much a part of the "art by Michael" as is the canvas art in the finished product. You own an experience - a memory of the speed painter, the jumping and moving painter, creating art in concert. Couple that with the music and his beautiful enthusiasm, and you are part of a really compelling and awe inspiring performance.
I really appreciate that he is so willing to share so much of his talent on You Tube, and to create so many special works to create awareness and raise money for so many different causes. According to his biography, Michael spent so much of his time and talent during his early years giving to charitable causes, his studio went completely broke. With the help of some good people, he was back performing soon. I am proud to share this country with such a beautiful soul!
About the Performance Artist
Art in Concert
Michael was born in New York in the 60's and moved to Florida as a child. He lived there with his mother on a houseboat, and traveled with his father around the country with his father. He started studying Karate at age 8, and was Grand National champion by the time he was 17 years old.
Perhaps it was a combination of these experiences which helped Michael to imagine such an awesome life as has made for himself as "Art in Concert".
Thought I was not able to verify it, this painting has a special story to it. I won't mention here because it might be a spoiler. Very touching.
Praise for Michael
His ability to translate the true
meaning of our organization
onto canvas was amazing.
The work he spontaneously
created on stage of original
art pieces made the crowd
Sherrye McBryde - Susan G. Komen Foundation, Arkansas
Road to Recovery - Soldier Performance
Performance Art - We've come a long long way!
Michael the Martial Artist
Michael's art falls somewhere between magic and a virtual reality ride as images appear to leap right off the canvas.
Gail Davis & Associates, Inc
The Michael Israel Show
What About Us
More on Michael Israel and other Performance art Links
- Michael's Facebook Page
Join the growing group of fans of Michael Israel on Facebook!
- Official Website for Artist David Garibaldi
ABOUT GARIBALDI THE ARTIST LIVE PHOTOS DOWNLOADS
- Michael Israel, high-energy painter - Arts Sarasota
By Marty Fugate "he's part Jackson Pollock, part Jackie Chan, and a one-man Cirque du Soleil"
- Famed action artist heads for Casper
It takes something unique to impress a room of grouchy, old cops.
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