Michael Schuh (USA)

Michael Schuh was born in the United States, in the state of Illinois. He has finished a degree in Fine Arts at Indiana State University, however, after his studies he pursued other career opportunities. It was only in 2002, after many years of living in Denmark, when he opened an art studio in Copenhagen and started working as a professional painter.

Schuh’s realistic paintings follow the tradition of photorealism, a genre that started in New York City in 1960’. He finds inspiration in the works of such artists as Richard Estes, Tom Blackwell and Ralph Goings. Michael Schuh is a painter of light and patterns. There are two main recurring themes in his works: an intricate play of reflections, and dramatically illuminated flower petals. Even though the result is always photorealistic, the technique that the artist uses to achieve it changes depending on the portrayed subject. Regardless of the motif depicted on the canvas, all his works have in common an admirable level of skill and an incredible attention to detail.

“Reflections and the play of light and shadow, is a recurring theme in my paintings. This is quite evident in my work, whether I paint reflections in water glass, a shiny car or captures the sun’s light in a flower. It is the abstract patterns that exist in a realistic picture that really fascinates me and inspires me to get up every morning and paint.”

Michael Schuh

EDUCATION

1973 – 1976
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana State University, USA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Fantastiske figurationer, group exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2013
GIVE ME FIVE – superrealists,  special temporary exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2012
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galerie Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2011
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2010
Topdanmark, Ballerup, Denmark
EKJ, Copenhagen, Denmark
NKT, Brøndby, Denmark
NFF, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2009
ASE, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Codan, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
Coop, Albertslund, Denmark
Lindpro, Glostrup, Denmark
Topdanmark, Ballerup, Denmark
Danmarks Nationalbank, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
Force Technology, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Lundbeck, Valby, Denmark
Nomeco, Copenhagen, Denmark
AtelierSalens Galleri, Jægerspris, Denmark
Widex, Vaerloese, Denmark

2006
Siemens, Ballerup, Denmark
Haldor Topsoe, Lyngby, Denmark
KPMG, Copenhagen, Denmark
Værdipapircentralen, Taastrup, Denmark
Thrane & Thrane, Lyngby, Denmark

2005
Alka Forsikring, Taastrup, Denmark
Krüger, Gladsaxe, Denmark
Maersk Air, Dragør, Denmark
DAT-Schaub, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Naviair, Copenhagen, Denmark
Maersk Data, Copenhagen, Denmark
Skt. Kjelds Gaardens Kunstforening, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
Statens Luftfartsvaesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Alm. Brand, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002
Verity Foundation, Philadelphia, USA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
International artist magazine, issue 75, 2010

‘Moma Reflections’, olie på lærred, 70 x 90, 2014, d.kr. 24.000,-

‘Magnolia in Brooklyn ll’, olie på træ, 28 X 35, 2015, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘Magnolia in Brooklyn l’, olie på træ, 28 x 35, 2015, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘White Magnolia’, olie på træ, 30,4 x 40,6, 2014, SOLGT

‘TOYSRUS Times Square NYC’, olie på lærred, 70 x 100, 2015, SOLGT

‘Taking a Break on West 57th Street, NYC’, 2016, 80 x 80, olie på lærred, SOLGT

‘Spring Dahlia’, olie på lærred, 70 X 100, 2014, SOLGT

‘Nbr. 84 Reflections’, olie på lærred, 80 x 100, SOLGT

‘Mirrored Reflections of Venice’, oile på lærred, 60 X 80, SOLGT

‘Corvette Reflections’, olie på lærred, 60 x 60, 2013, SOLGT

‘Chevy BelAir Reflections’, olie på lærred, 97 x 77, 2013, SOLGT

‘Brooklyn Subway Exit’, olie på lærred, 70 x 90, 2014, SOLGT

‘Backlit Dahlias’, olie på lærred, 70 x 110, d.kr. 20.000,-

‘A Peony in Brooklyn’, olie på lærred, 70 x 110, 2013, SOLGT

’40 West 57th Street NYC’, olie på lærred, 90 x 110, 2015, SOLGT