DescriptionAccording to James George Frazer's book 'The Golden Bough,' one of the principles on which magic is based upon is the Law ofContact, or Contagious Magic. It was believed by primitive magicians that objects which had once been in contact with one another could continue to act upon each other at a distance after their physical contact had been severed.This belief appealed to me, so I felt the need to create something pertaining to it. In doing so, I decided to approach the subject in a somewhat humerous manner and out came 'A Cycle.'
Michael Slatky, NYC Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Michael Slatky (b. 1972) is an American artist who works in watercolor, pencil, ink, and digital media. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a B.F.A. in Illustration. He currently lives in Manhattan.
Slatky’s pieces are immediately striking; visceral, hallucinatory, and simultaneously fascinated with and repulsed by the human form. His focus is nothing short of the limitations of bodily reality and the possibility of transcendence.
In 2011, Slatky self-published his first book, "Dogs' Minds in Asphalt: Book One" in a limited edition. 2012 will see the release "Dogs' Minds in Asphalt: Book Two", as well as "Approach Me", part of an ongoing collaboration with the artists’ collective 1RODHWY.