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Creativity Explored

Dan Michiels

Perhaps influenced by his travels of the world, Dan Michiels’ (b. 1956, Hollywood) work has a distinct psychedelic gravity. Using a ruler, a pencil, and an array of color, he painstakingly created renderings of the mind’s action. His artwork can be liberally amorphous registrations of shape and color or pulsating, rigorous grid structures, 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.

Michiels joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2008, and his work was incorporated into designs for Comme des Garçons’ Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection. Michiels passed away in November 2018.

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Samples of Michiels' work

Selected Exhibitions

Dan Michiels, The Trading Museum - Comme des Garçons, Tokyo, Japan & Paris, France

Out of Order, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA