Maxwell Colette Gallery is thrilled to announce Pigment of My Imagination, new paintings from Atlanta-based artist and designer Greg Mike. This will be his first solo exhibition in Chicago.
Pigment of My Imagination features paintings from Greg Mike’s latest body of work. The selections embody the saturated colors and classic cartoon imagery that has come to be expected from the artist, but these works have at their thematic core an exploration of interactions, connectivity, and relationships in the contemporary world. Not allowing these themes to rest lightly on the surface, Greg Mike has buried them under deconstructed cartoon imagery, punctuated by his highly refined color palette and concise line work. The resulting abstract shapes create an alternate atmosphere where intersecting colored elements create multiple narratives and evoke memories and feelings. Greg Mike says that he finds inspiration for this work in “everything from the 1920’s rubber hose animation to present day pop culture”. Pigment of My Imagination is, in his words: “a culmination of both past and present with a glimpse into the future.”