Cubism and African Tribal: Art by Michael Kilgore
Artist Michael Kilgore takes a spiritual and deeply personal approach to artwork. Influenced by contemporary art history as well as his own life and cultural experiences, the artist’s portfolio combines fashion, cubism and African tribal aesthetics.
Influenced by artists ranging from Rene Magritte to Pablo Picasso to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Michael’s artworks are an energetic infusion of styles. I really enjoy the expressive, confident sensibility that Michael uses to render his figures – sometimes, a central figure stands at the center of a canvas, staring intensely out at the viewer, while other times, multiple figures will combine to create a bombastic, partially-abstracted image.
In our previous feature of Michael’s work, we looked at the way the artist infuses cubism with personal identity. I get the sense, looking through Michael’s portfolio, that each of his artworks represents an important figure in his life, whether it’s a creative inspiration, a friend, or a facet of himself.