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About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."

Listen to the Dobsky Story.

Here’s an Mp3 recording of my MutualArt story, “Carl Dobsky – Prophet of the West.” Click here to listen. Click here to follow along with the article.

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Carl Dobsky, and Other Prophets

MutualArt has published my most recent piece of journalistic writing, “Carl Dobsky – Prophet of the West.” This was a really enjoyable journey into the world of prophets, as I did some background reading to understand how Dobsky’s paintings affected … Continue reading

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The Illusionists

“The Illusionists” video is on Youtube. Enjoy fifteen minutes of imaginative realist paintings and sculptures, narrated by Michael J. Pearce, produced by BRITBAT studio.

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Illusionists Trailer.

Here’s a one minute trailer for The Illusionists video. To watch The Illusionists Facebook premiere this Saturday at 10am PST, visit this link and click “Get Reminder.” 

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Facebook video premiere of “The Illusionists.”

Last year I organized a show called “The Illusionists.” I was fortunate to be able to show work by some of the greatest imaginative realists alive today, including Roger Dean, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Pamela Wilson, Richard MacDonald, and a … Continue reading

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Pamela Wilson and the Absinthe Drinkers

There’s nothing nicer than a glass of ice-cold absinthe on a hot day. I wrote this story about Pamela Wilson’s paintings of absinthe drinkers in celebration of both the decadent Bohemia she imagines and the drink itself. I love absinthe, … Continue reading

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Digital Art Teaching

How do studio artists teach drawing and painting with the requirements of social distancing limiting the interaction we are allowed to have with our students? I’m worried about next semester, with so much uncertainty about how to work in a … Continue reading

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Eddie Martinez and the McMansions of the art world.

My editor asked me if I would write a story about Eddie Martinez, whose work is selling for spectacular sums at auction. I was unimpressed by the work, which I think has no artistic merit whatsoever, and annoyed by his … Continue reading

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The Death of Last Rites.

Latest in the growing list of commercial victims of the virus, Last Rites Gallery in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen has just announced that it is closing down after a twenty-year run of selling macabre and dark art to a devoted … Continue reading

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Dialogues for Artists in a Changing World

On 1st June I’m participating in this online forum, moderated by Elina Cerla (who is in possession of a remarkable mind). It will be interesting to talk to Conor Walton, who is a formidably intellectual artist, who doesn’t paint a … Continue reading

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