artist & gallery owner
I started being very creative at a young age, but no one pushed me in that direction and I had no idea that I would actually become an artist. Until one day out of loneliness I started painting and began the process of healing myself. I had to learn to love myself.
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I studied business and fashion, got a license to cut hair, and took some courses in photography and painting. I remember the first time I saw Cy Twombly's work. I ran home and painted the night away. Ever since then I haven't been able to stop. Though my work can be visually beautiful, it also speaks to my deeper relationship to humanity and my awareness of my deeper self.
Today I feel like.."Hey what ever works!" So I've learned how to make my life work for me. I love what I do and I am grateful for all that is. And if life really doesn't have a purpose, I know that I can always create one for myself. One of my missions that I am passionate about is getting the word out to "love yourself". So I've been working on "love yourself" art for 5 years and it has created a big change in the way I see myself and the world around me.
As my love for myself grows, so does my love for all living things. I began using nearly 90% recycled materials and found objects, creating installations about human relationships, and I even started eating raw and organic foods.
Art has helped me grow spiritually and intellectually....a huge change from the lonely man who thought picking up a paint brush might help.
View more of Michael Mut's art at www.michaelmut.com