Perhaps it’s the burst of spring in the air but I’ve been yearning for sharp blasts of mind searing colours and found them in the work of Michael Reafsnyder and Yago Hortal (whose work I will discuss in part 2) both of who utilize thick layers of acrylics.
Michael Reafsnyder, born 1969, received his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art at Chapman University in 1992 and his Masters of Fine Arts at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1996.
He’s had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally at such venues as Western Project in Culver City, CA; Blum and Poe in Los Angeles, CA; W.C.C.A in Singapore; Uplands Gallery in Melbourne, Australia and Galeria Marta Cervera in Madrid, Spain. The dimensional qualities to his work really bring the painting to life. See more at: Michael Reafsnyder.