MIKAEL SCHMIDT -
Born in Stockholm, Sweden in June 1961. Mikael Schmidt is working out of Malaga, Spain and his studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Mikael is autodidact, working mainly in Oil on Canvas 100 x 100 cm or larger (US 36 x 36 in), mixing his own fluorescent colors. Thick layers of Oil applied with aggressive strokes of kitchen tools and knives. Mikael paints mainly his counseling clients as well as animals who he thinks reflects human behavior. The penetrating eyes of his figures, both humans and animals mirror the viewer, creating a lasting impression and energy.
"In my art I want to express the colors of being authentic. The color of being true to yourself, and how beautiful and peaceful it is underneath the desire to be loved and to seek approval from others."