Michael Anderson, ‘Fire’, 2010, Amstel Gallery

Collage made out of street posters and bills gathered in New York and other major cities around the world

Signature: verso

Group show: Summer in the City 2012- Amstel Gallery Amsterdam

Artist/Amstel Gallery

About Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson obsessively culls mass-media imagery to create pulsating, mosaic-like collages. Extracted primarily from billboards and advertisements, Anderson’s subjects—running the gamut from Britney Spears to Che Guevara—are reconfigured and distorted to create intricately fragmented, almost cubistic compositions, whose surprising juxtapositions tempt viewers to read a grander narrative or critique below the ornate surface. Anderson begins his process by hand collecting posters from streets in ethnic neighborhoods around the world, often culling dozens of the same image.

American, b. 1968, New York, New York, based in New York, New York