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.