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Artstamp.dk is excited to present a set of six new stamps by Los Angeles artist Michael Coughlan.
These new stamps include images taken from Coughlan’s suite of charcoal drawings Laconic Distillations - Psychic Landscape Series.
In these works Coughlan continues his exploration of material and form, combining art historical and cultural tropes as filtered through his own idiosyncratic sensibility. The resulting images have a psychological tension, immediacy, and sense of humor that can be seen as an attempt to describe and deconstruct a contemporary human condition.
More than simply hybrids or blends of modernism, surrealism or conceptual art, Coughlan’s work moves beyond tribute iconography by tapping his existing surroundings in Los Angeles and own mortality. Lost desert landscapes unfold with new meaning when the literal translation of content or glorified remembrance of a specific art style is emptied out, jiggled up and poured back in.
Michael Coughlan’s solo exhibitions have been seen in Europe, Los Angeles and New York. He earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1991 and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design for Painting in 1988. He is the recipient of a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant (1996) and was a resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida 2011.
Michael Coughlan has exhibited several times at Stalke Gallery over the years.
Thorbjørn Lausten New Artstamp, Edition 40 Print Sheets, Die Field is based on aleatoric ”randomness”, where each individual part or sign has been
brought into being by throwing a die. The die`s six sides have been reduced to a binary
representation, where 1-2-3 and 4-5-6 are represented, respectively, by + or -. The colour
indicates a certain numerical value of one of the die`s sides. The field/process (the throw of
the die) begins in the upper left corner and continues, linearly, as in a Western textual system.
In a continous lineary construction a (pictorial) field arises which also shows a structure in
We tend to consider the concept randomness as some kind of exception or anomalism,
something diffuse and intellectually unreliable, without realizing that what we call random
also includes such concepts/issues as accidental, aleatoric, arbitrary, chance, coincidental,
contingent, hazard, incidental, random, stochastic, heuristic, probability, serendipity and
possibly more examples. We then see that randomness is far from beeing an exception.
PUBLISHING DAY 22.4.2021.2021
G110A ED 600
G110B ED 900
FIRST DAY COVER ED 24.
PUBLISHING DAY 13.1.2021
G103A DONALD DUCK ED 1512
G103B SELF PORTRAIT ED 900
G103C ISSUE ED 600
G103D JOHN CAGE ED 900
FIRST DAY COVER ED 26 EACH.
PUBLISHING DAY 19.1.2021
G104A UNTITLED ED 1512
G104B NEGATIVE ICONS ll ED1512
G104C ANGLE PAINTING ED 1512
G104D UNTITLED ED 1260
FIRST DAY COVER ED 26 EACH.