“For me, the ideal viewer notices and questions every visual detail, feels the staging of visual forces, remakes the painting in her own imagination. For me, modernist abstraction is a living communication.”
Michael Bogin is an abstract painter inspired by his trip to South America and growing up on a barrier island. As he creates his paintings, visual ideas are enveloped by other influences making the process unpredictable until he recognizes the spirit of the paintings. Bogin received his B.A. from Antioch College and his M.F.A. from Indiana University. He presently teaches at Hobart and William Smith College.