Michael Filan

Michael Filan’s painting process has become brushless. The gestures, drips and splashes that unite his work have become increasingly more intricate over time and address viewers in a language that is private, intense and consistently self-referential. Within the context of abstraction, Filan is constantly inventing a new vocabulary that employs gesture, form and notation. The intensity of color is used as a mystical guide that leads him through the creation process. Spacial planes are created on the painting’s surface that offer resting points for viewers to pause before further embarking on a journey of exploration.

Michael Filan, "Taoist Perspective," enamel on canvas

Taoist Perspective

Michael Filan, "White," enamel on canvas


Michael Filan, "Hard Mango," enamel on canvas

Hard Mango

Michael Filan, "Agora," enamel on canvas


Michael Filan, "A Storm in the Field,"

A Storm in the Field