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Mike Stilkey  Los Angeles, CA

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About Mike

Los Angeles native Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the books themselves. Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. A lingering sense of loss and longing hints at emotional depth and draws the viewer into their introspective thrall with a mixture of capricious poetry, wit, and mystery.

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"Interesting, inovative work with a real flair for expressing emotions through the characters in his paintings and sculptures."

"reminds me ofa series of unfortunate eventsgreat workkeep it up! =D"

"this stuff is soooo amazing. if you haven't seen his paper pieces, they are mind blowing too ... can't wait to see what's in store for the upcoming show in switzerland ..."

"Mike is an amazingly creative artist whose ideas and projects are awesome!"

"I am speechless...I reviewed your web site...and I am completely dumbfounded.You are amazing..."

"Like Mike, if I could be like Mike."

"Looks really impressive. Beautiful books iliustrations."

"Great work! I understood it more after viewing your website. I wasn't too sure why you put the first picture up because it's a little difficult to read, but after I realized it was an installation of painting on books - fabulous! Reminds me a lot of Herbert Baglione, one of my favs!"

"nice view! look good... good size by my own eyes"

"iluvthis!!!amazing taste!kudos"

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