Mike Swaney

Biography

Mike Swaney (Kimberley, Canada 1978) is a Barcelona-based artist that invites the viewer to investigate the customs, rituals and artifacts from a perspective that reflects upon absurd condition of humankind. Known for his intricate collages, sculptures and expressive paintings, Swaney draws inspiration from the aesthetic freedom of Outsider Art, Art Brut and Jean Dubuffet from where he explores different aspects of our daily lives.

Currently, Swaney has turned his focus on the intersections between the online world and our offline reality. An investigation circumscribed to Post Internet, a discourse reviewing the impact of the digital revolution on art and our lives.

His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and art fairs in Barcelona, ​​New York, Miami, Toronto, Copenhagen and Brussels.

Selected Works

Mike Swaney - Our Kitchen — me and the curiosity

Mike Swaney
Our kitchen
2010
Collage i tècnica mixta sobre paper
122 x 125 cm

Mike Swaney - Milk Juggler - me and the curiosity

Mike Swaney
Milk juggler
2012
Pastel, llapis, llapis de color, bolígraf i marcador de punta de feltre sobre paper
19 x 26,5 cm

Mike Swaney - chip off the old block - me and the curiosity

Mike Swaney
Chip off the old block
2011
Poliestirè, paper, fusta, pintura acrílica i en esprai, filferro i ulls adhesius
16 x 14 x 32 cm

Mike Swaney - Bosch to the future — me and the curiosity

Mike Swaney
Bosch to the future
2011
Retalls de paper, bolígraf, llapis, retolador i  guaix sobre paper
200 x 256 cm

Mike Swaney - Baby red —me and the curiosity

Mike Swaney
Red Coin
2012
Pastel, llapis, llapis de color, bolígraf i marcador de punta de feltre sobre paper
19 x 26,5 cm