Michael Parkes 介绍：
Michael Parkes ，美国魔幻画家先驱，1944年出生，曾于kansas大学学习图形艺术及绘画，期间由于其独特画风使他非常孤立于外界，之后他放弃与同友一同作画练习，走向印度寻找哲学的灵感和启发。而他是热衷于嬉皮士的一代。早期他追随导师学习，收抽象画派影响，其后浅浅转变以精细，细致画风表达其内心世界。Michael 开始用一种幻想的手法表达世间的现实，亦渐渐充实着他的作品。
Michael Parkes是一位享有盛名的石版画艺术家， 奇幻风格与用色，让人一眼就可以认出是他的作品。在欧美众多版画家中， Parkes 的用色算是相当特别，不仅雅致，整体配色协调令人觉得无比舒畅， 和欧美流行的强烈浓重的色彩， 无怪乎 Parkes 的作品相当受到东方人的喜爱。
世上总有太多科幻插画大师，而我则从Michael parkes的画风中透露出一丝澄澈。退一步减去科幻浓烈的色彩，武器装甲，黑色金属，力量，沉淀下来带有超现实而简洁的作品。Michael Parkes 作品带有荒唐的古典色彩，淡彩的颜色来得恰到好处。
Michael Parkes is the world’s leading magical realist painter, sculptor, and stone lithographer. His decades of success as a fine artist stand out in the art world, where fewer than 1% of artists ever achieve success in both primary and secondary art markets. Parkes’ works are collected by celebrities, private collectors, and galleries internationally. Parkes continues to create new works, all of which are widely sought after.
Place in Art History
John Russell Taylor, art critic for the London Times and contributor to The New York Times, says: “With Parkes we may be reminded, now of some Victorian, now of Botticelli, now of Tiepolo, now (though much more infrequently) of Goya. But all of these, though Parkes has undoubtedly observed them, have been absorbed into an entirely modern sensibility. If we were looking for a twentieth-century stalking horse, we might well look to Surrealists like Dali and Magritte.”
“There is one important distinction. In Surrealism, there is always a sense of stress and [the] blues beneath the smooth surface. Maybe there was a touch of that in Parkes at the beginning of his latest phase: the clowns and dwarfs could seem threatening, not all the animals had their claws safely sheathed. But Parkes always seemed to be hankering after calm and tranquility, and in his latest works he has achieved it.”