Michael Allen Lowe
the work
the artist
exhibitions
michaelallenlowe@yahoo.com
Artist Statement
My current body of work is a union of classical systems and a contemporary methodology.  
I employ fragments of  paintings from history as component parts to a newly imagined
whole.  I gather a variety of diverse imagery during my ongoing explorations into the more
tantalizing aspects of painting in both Manner and Subject.  My discoveries have afforded
a body work in which simultaneously demonstrates the versatility of technique and the
nature of differing painting styles; the resultant paintings appear as overlapping layers of
language  and Subject, creating a kind of masterful graffiti that speaks to past, present,
and future.
I have derived inspiration from such places as the Late Classical Tomb Paintings of
Northern Greece, to the calligraphic characters of Cy Twombly; and perhaps chiefly by the
drawings the Romantic artists; specifically, Henry Fuseli and his contemporaries.  Other
influences include the Flemish and French school masters: Rubens, Van Dyke, Watteau,
Boucher, and Ingres, and John Singer Sargent, most of whom I reference often.  I am also
very interested in  such modern techniques as those of Willem De Kooning, Jackson
Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Jenny Saville; and of course there are many others.
But of course, beyond what I have intended for my paintings to communicate,  I trust that
the viewer will bring their own experience and sensitivities to any picture stimulating
other interpretations.  However, it is my intent to employ manner as language, into a
methodology that provides the viewer a glimpse at the essence of what painting really is:
materials organized into subject.  I happen to believe the relevance of History does not
slow the progress for invention and innovation within the Modern Art.  Painting with this
in mind I hope to convey, that contemporary Art is built upon the shoulders of giants
whose works are not subjugated by an Art that denies them their station of eminence.

  • "ASP1RE" magazine.  Works featured in Saddle River Designer Showhouse.
    Designer: Whitepop Designs (August/September 2012).
  • "Traditional Home" monthly magazine.  Work featured in Hampton Designer
    Showhouse. Designer: Bradley/Thiergartner Interiors (June/July 2010).
  • "Art in America" monthly magazine.  Listed as an artist represented by Wally
    Findlay Galleries International Inc. (Annual August 2009).
  • "The Palm Beacher" monthly magazine.  "Echoes" Advertisement/work published
    for Wally Findlay Galleries International Inc. (Feb. 2009).
  • "Art in America" monthly magazine.  Listed as an artist represented by Wally
    Findlay Galleries International Inc. (Annual July 2008).
  • "Quest" quarterly magazine.  Advertisement/Photographs published of the
    exhibition "Lazaria" for Wally Findlay Galleries. (July 2008).
  • "Art & Antiques" monthly magazine.  "Lazaria" Advertisement/work published for
    Wally Findlay Galleries International Inc. (June 2008).
  • "Ocean Drive" monthly magazine.  "Lazaria" Advertisement/work published for
    Wally Findlay Galleries International Inc. (June 2008).
  • "Quintessential Style" quarterly magazine.  Advertisement/work published for
    Wally Findlay Galleries International Inc. (Spring 2008).
  • "Art in America" monthly magazine.  Listed as an artist represented by Wally
    Findlay Galleries International Inc. (Annual  August 2007).
  • "ARTnews" monthly magazine.  Advertisement/work published for Wally Findlay
    Galleries International Inc. (April 2007).
  • "Palm Beach Daily News".  Advertisement/work published for Wally Findlay
    Galleries International Inc. (April 2007).
Artist Biography
Michael Allen Lowe holds a BFA (Bachelors Degree in Fine
Art Painting) from the
Kansas City Art Institute. Lowe's
premiere solo exhibition '
Lazaria' opened June 2008 in New
York City.  His paintings are collected internationally, most
recently through the Wally Findlay Gallery (New York City,
Palm Beach, and Barcelona). '
Symplegma' was on display
from September - November 2011, at the Leedy -
Voulkos Art Center, in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to
painting, Lowe is also an accomplished writer, and
illustrator.   He is currently seeking a publisher for his first
novel,"Fuseli;
Or, A Vindication Of The Modern Prometheus,"
a work of historical fiction, as he continues to live and work
in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.   
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