Michael Schaeffer

Artist Statement

When I paint, I have a compelling desire to convey order, balance, and an element of tension. The biggest challenge for me is finding a problem to solve within the painting, whether it is addressed on a conscious or unconscious level. Then I work and rework the piece until it feels complete.

During the painting process, I can be extremely improvisational, working with my intuition. But acting on this alone rarely produces a finished painting. It is when I step back from the work and view it objectively that I can make decisions on how to improve the image. Creating a balance between logic and feeling is essential to creating a successful work of art.

"Buttoned Up Fabrications 2"

mixed media on canvas

40" x 40"

"Exotic Ballooning Over Nothing 1"

mixed media on canvas

40" x 40"

"Fix Shun"

mixed media on canvas

20" x 20"

"History Reach 2"

mixed media on canvas

30" x 30"

"Furry Distance 1"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Furry Distance 2"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Utopian Struggle 1"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Utopian Struggle 3"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Reality Exists 1"

mixed media on board

10" x 12"

"Reality Exists 2"

mixed media on board

10" x 12"

"Private 932 1"

mixed media on board

6" x 6"

"Private 932 2"

mixed media on board

6" x 6"

"Significant Meaningless 1"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Significant Meaningless 5"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Significant Meaningless 15"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Significant Meaningless 17"

mixed media on board

8" x 10"

"Head and Flat Top"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Head at Least Once"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Head Digesting Straws"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Head Expressing Large"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Head Shake"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Head with Severe Sunburn"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Hipster Hair"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Lost"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Profile Head with Stripes"

mixed media on board

5" x 5"

"Useless Knowledge"

mixed media on board

16" x 20"

"Medium of Shape"

mixed media on board

12" x 10"

"Great Fricki"

mixed media

48" x 48"

"Leafffy Paralllelll"

mixed media

48" x 48"

"The Touch Factory"

mixed media

60" x 48"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201