Massachusetts-born, Switzerland-based artist Michael Dandley creates magnificent pictures that explore the complex human interaction with the world, through incredibly surreal scenarios of imagined almost and post-apocalyptic periods.
I used to described my paintings as contemporary examinations of the landscape. I thought of each image as individual scenes exploring cycles of destruction and creation arising from environments interacting with human exploration and development. Over this past year, however, I have come to consider each of these paintings (both past and future) to be part of a unified and interconnected world. A place which has its own internal rules and history. Through depicting the behavior, abilities, and technologies of this worlds inhabitants, I have begun to describe the laws which govern their lives — laws which allow characters to bend or cheat physics in order to safely navigate a strange and often volatile realm.Michael Dandley