Michael Porter: Unique relics of the 20th Century

Melbourne-based contemporary artist Michael Porter presents a new body of work – comprising of paintings, sculptures and installations – exploring ideas of beauty, conformity and the self.

Porters work is mischievous, cheeky, devilish and always self-introspective, highlighting darker areas of the artists masculine and feminine sides. He is a multi-disciplinarian practicing in both painting and sculpture and blurring the lines between with brutality. Porter tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned.

Michael Porter, Habitual Humiliation 12, oil on canvas, 122 x 152cm. Courtesy the artist and Marfa gallery, Melbourne

Marfa Gallery
15 to 22 December, 2017