Hyperrealistic painting by Michael Zigmond
Hyperrealistic painting by Michael Zigmond. Ohio born realist painter Michael Zigmond graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1984. He has been painting for more than thirty years. His highly realistic art is based on using a combination of photographic reference and direct observation. Each composition manifests an intense light, as the artist enjoys the interplay of light and shadow rendered near a solid object. For his long artistic career Michael Zigmond has participated in more than 50 solo art exhibitions throughout the United States, including his native Ohio, Boston, San Francisco and New York.
Artist’s Statement. With each painting I learn something new—not just about my craft, but myself. Most importantly, I’ve learned that life itself, not just art, is about duality and contradiction. Sensuality and spirituality, thinking and feeling, light and dark, transitory and timeless; these are the opposite poles that inform our existence. A flower fades in the late afternoon light. Even the sun that illuminates it will one day sputter and die. Yet paradoxically, this moment, this one miraculous confluence of events brings together something so simple and beautiful that it seems timeless.