Meet the Artist: Michael Klaus Schmidt
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Michael Klaus Schmidt is an award-winning artist and illustrator. Originally from Germany, but raised in the Chicago area, his work has appeared in shows around the country and internationally, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Toronto, New Orleans and more. He is a member of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild and has taught art to children grades K-8. Currently, Michael is working as a freelance artist and illustrator.
Using a unique layering technique of acrylic paint, glue, India ink, pencils and oils, Michael creates dynamic pieces of art. "Each work is unique, having its own back-story, mostly expressing the feeling of being pulled in many directions at one time. They are also about curiosity and exploration and striving to reach some kind of perfection", states Michael.
He strongly believes that video games and the technology surrounding them, have great potential to be used as interactive pieces of art. Michael's program "Anomalies" allows the user to either randomly or manually generate, adjust and interact with 3 dimensional forms that are both visual and auditory in nature. "I have also used 3D software to produce scenes which I then complete with traditional art materials, like paint. It is this interaction between different media and how they might influence one another that compels me to continue producing art through different techniques."
Visit Michael's website here