Micah Ganske, ‘Warhead’, 2014, 101/EXHIBIT

About Micah Ganske

Micah Ganske once said of his work, “Like the way a photograph of a happy memory is somehow heart-breaking, I want the beauty in my painting to be somehow horrible; a beauty so saturated that it has begun to burn itself out, disappearing.” Ganske’s paintings and sculptures often feature imagery of moribund urban and rural spaces, afflicted by what he calls “aspirational technology,” gone awry in natural and constructed environments. In 2000, Ganske decided to stop stretching and priming his canvases, and instead developed a method of stain-painting, using diluted acrylic paint on untreated muslin. Often featuring isolated forms from his paintings, his sculptures are designed using a CAD program, then rendered using a Makerbot 3D printer.

American, b. 1980, Honolulu, Hawaii, based in New York, New York