Artist Michael Page explores dreamworlds with his oil and acrylic paintings, using atypical color schemes and kinetic scenes. In his new body of work, “Nostalgia Kills,” Page focuses on the vibrancy and wonder of childhood. His new solo show at Corey Helford Gallery kicks off Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 18.
On why he decided to dwell on some of the more everyday moments of childhood, Page says this: “I find it amusing that these particular moments stick out more than others. Much of what I fondly remember can be categorized as basic daily routine; which if you have children you know can be a lot like fighting a war as you try to implement habits.”
Page is based in San Francisco, and his work has been shown across the world, from Montreal to Berlin. Below, you can check out original sketches from works in the show, which display how the works move from Page’s imagination into the wild hues of the final products.