Dan Michiels (b. 1956, Hollywood) joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2008. Perhaps influenced by his travels of the world, Michiels’ work has a distinct psychedelic gravity.
Michiels' painstakingly creates meticulous renderings of the mind’s action only in reference to a ruler, paper, pencil, and an array of color, and how these elements organize themselves in two dimensions. This can be a liberally amorphous registration of shape and color, or a pulsating, rigorous grid structure carefully filled-in to create a tessellated all-over composition.
When compared to his reverberating abstractions, Michiels’ figurative pieces have a calm gestural touch and use a few spare lines to convey information.
Comme des Garçons’ Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection featured designs incorporating artwork by Michiels. In addition, his work was included in Dan Michiels, The Trading Museum - Comme des Garçons, Tokyo, Japan, and Paris, France in 2012 and 4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO in 2011.