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Nov 27, 2018
The ‘Black’ Series from Mike Weber’s Perspective

California based artist, Mike Weber, shares his intention and creative process in the creation of his “Black” series which combines photography, gold leaf, and more for these modern, high-contrast works of art.

Mike Weber - Big Horn

Mike Weber, “Big Horn,” Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 48 in • (SOLD)

 

Mike Weber’s “Elk” and “Ram” in the rustic dining room of a happy client.

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Mike Weber - Golden Lady

Mike Weber, “Golden Lady,” Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12 in

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Mike Weber - Foxy 1/6

Mike Weber, “Foxy 1/6,” Mixed Media on Panel, 12 x 12 in

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Black Series was created to allow the viewer an extremely up-close and rare experience of standing in front of tame and wild animals. My layering process of gold and silver leaf, large format photographic transfers, acrylic paint and high-gloss resin create a very dimensional and realistic feeling, leaving the viewer wondering how the effect was achieved. The natural reflection of the gold and silver leaf combined with my animal photography transfers makes the animal feel backlit by some type of lighting trick. However, the details and dimension of the animal are pronounced with natural light- a discovery I made when combining unconventional materials. I enjoy creating these works in a large format so the viewers experience the magnitude of scale for many of the wild animals that are often too dangerous to confront in nature.

—Mike Weber

 

Mike Weber - Holstein

Mike Weber, “Holstein,” Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24 in

 

Interested in learning more? Learn more about Mike Weber on his artist page, or read about his Scout Series and Color Series. To work with our gallery staff, please contact us by phone (970-927-96680), by emailing art@korologosgallery.com, or visiting 211 Midland Avenue, Basalt, Colorado.

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