Michael Cline

Selected works by Michael Cline

Michael Cline
Woman in Doorway, O.K.

2007

Oil on linen

177.8 x 111.7 cm

With a style reminiscent of George Grosz and Pierre Klossowski, Michael Cline’s paintings portray scenes of contemporary fable. Stemming from his interest in faith, atonement, and the American Dream, Cline’s images describe an imperfect world, where saints, sinners, and ordinary folk play out narratives of the artist’s invention.

Michael Cline
Police Line

2007

Oil on linen

162.5 x 116.8 cm

Executed with pristine innocence, Cline’s canvases are dreamily dystopian, using pastel tones and chaste illustration to depict instances of subtle horror. In works such as Woman In Doorway and Police Line, uncomfortable subjects such as violence and sex are rendered with small town serenity, their quirky folksiness underscoring the laissez-faire of open secrets and closed-door gossip.

Michael Cline
That's That

2008

Oil on linen

241.3 x 190.5 cm
Michael Cline
Free Turn

2008

Oil on linen

241.3 x 190.5 cm

Other Resources

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Modern and contemporary artists and art - Michael Cline

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His work depicts America on a perpetual imperative journey of self-discovery, endlessly constructing utopias in an attempt to realize a perfect union with the individual, the group, or a god. Examples of this journey might include teachings found in various evangelical and occultic faiths.