Mike DARGAS

Biography

Mike Dargas, born in Cologne in 1983, stood out as early as his childhood years with his talent for drawing. through his mother, the young schoolboy discovered the works of salvador Dalí, Caravaggio and H.R. Giger, who acted as an influential example for

Mike Dargas, born in Cologne in 1983, stood out as early as his childhood years with his talent for drawing. through his mother, the young schoolboy discovered the works of salvador Dalí, Caravaggio and H.R. Giger, who acted as an influential example for him as he moved towards adolescence. He attracted the keenest interest at only eleven years old, when he painted the cathedral square in Cologne with adaptations of master works in pastel and chalk.

Besides painting, the many and varied techniques of which he made his own through independent study and the adult class of a school sponsored by the arts, he also began to develop an interest in three-dimensional art. During his training as a carpenter, he created sculptures from wood and metal. But his passion continued with painting, to which he turned with an intense focus in his mid-twenties, mainly through his work as a tattooist.

Together with this vivid effect, the hyper-realistic representation of the portrait in combination with liquid is stylistically influential.

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Technique

he uses photography to develop the concept for his large-format painting in one session. in an open and trusting atmosphere, he is able to emotionally experience the effect of his compositions himself and investigate individual compositional elements for

he uses photography to develop the concept for his large-format painting in one session. in an open and trusting atmosphere, he is able to emotionally experience the effect of his compositions himself and investigate individual compositional elements for their effect and intensity. Having looked at the photos, the artist begins the actual work using a pencil on the primed canvas. the representation of eyes is carried out first of all in oil, as these occupy the darkest surfaces and are also increasingly directed at the observer and act as a central design feature.

Due to his constant workload, he is continually developing an independent perspective on the present, yet his pictures deal with painting itself. through the oversized format of representation, the facial expression is especially intensified and the effect of the look reinforced

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