1xRUN Thru Interview
Follow by Michael Page
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is this piece sold?
Micheal Page: This painting was part of a show that was based on the transition of life into death. The in-between place when we leave this Earth, the void. It is sold.
1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent show that you had?
Micheal Page: This painting was done a few years back, a show I had at Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.
1xRUN: What materials did you use to create this piece?
Micheal Page: Acrylic and Oil on canvas.
1xRun: When was the piece created?
Micheal Page: I painted it in 2010.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Micheal Page: I was playing with the idea of what takes place as we parish, the moments when our soul separates from our body.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Micheal Page: All of my paintings vary in time, I can be working on five to ten paintings at one time, so I really never know how long one particular piece takes. Over a few months for sure though.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Micheal Page: It’s painted by me, and it shows the transitions of my styles at that time in my life, morphing into something new and exciting.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Micheal Page: I don’t really have prints made anymore and I am only painting a few paintings a year now, so I would like to believe my work will become more rare to get a hold of.
1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Micheal Page: Ethereal.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Michael Page: When I was a kid. Then when I was in my mid twenties.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Michael Page: A painting of Paddington Bear, when I was six years old…my mother owns it.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Michael Page: Francis Bacon, Wassily Kandinsky and Leonardo Di Vinci.
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Michael Page: Sri Whipple & Ti Kunkit.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Michael Page: I listen to everything from talk radio to classical music and always a very good dose of metal.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Michael Page: Francis Bacon, he paints from the ether and he paints messy.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Michael Page: My wife and I have a few drawings from Albert Reyes and we still have them.