Graeve CV (PDF)
My work is driven by Painting and Sound's interaction, and situates itself
in the oscillating terrain found between the two. Painting and Sound practices
share a long history of mutual admiration and inspiration. Yet their influence
on each other can manifest in two contradictory forces: Firstly towards
relational redundancy (eg mutual illustration) and secondly towards un-relational
autonomy (eg complete independence).
I am fond of the manner in which painting and sound suggest new possibilities
for each other, the manner in which they re-frame each other, the manner
in which they desire to fall together, the manner in which they desire
to fall apart.
I value an experience of art that unfolds over time, where relation is
more important than essence, where a poetics of materiality is more important
than representation. Yet this lofty, non-representational desire is frequently
tempered by the figuration of my chosen sound instrument (record players
and loudspeakers), as well as all those 'relations' between painting and
sound that one can speak about so figuratively.
Michael Graeve, August 2007
Michael Graeve 2008 Exhibition
Michael Graeve 2009
Michael Graeve 2011 Exhibition
Michael Graeve 2013 Exhibition