Michael Cubey: Painter

Michael Cubey is a painter who grew up and trained in New Zealand and then relocated to London

When he is not painting he is creating new communities of artists and designers in London through affordable workspace provision and other opportunities at
Bow Arts. You can hear him talking about Bow Arts here.

Michael has
exhibited in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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About the paintings
Cubey’s paintings have always been physical, tangible things, very much manmade objects.
This has been a constant as he has moved from early figuration through expressive formalism and now hovers in a restless space between, incorporating elements of his work from the last 20 years, straddling abstract concerns and narrative impulses.

The vibrant colours and luscious surfaces often give way to darker hidden menaces beneath and reveal glimpses of stories. The confusion is embraced and acknowledged, more questions than answers.

He uses oil paint with a host of overglazes and varnishs, on a range of supports ranging from canvas to repurposed wooden objects, brushes and flattened out tin paint tubes

catalogue from the Still Here 2012 exhibition has some more writing about Michael’s work, or read what others say about his paintings
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