Michael Carney works from his studio in Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide where he practices across disciplines as varied as painting, ceramics, 3d print, installation and virtual reality.
His paintings often depict distorted landscapes made up of symbols and compositional elements that offer many different pathways to the viewer. The work is derived from the notion that in the sublime romantic tradition nature operates as a duality, demonstrating the ability to evoke both beauty and terror (often all at once).
Sometimes the work is a meditation on melancholy, other times it may have a cinematic neo-noir sensibility, but regardless of intension there is hope that each person’s interpretation is unique.
Michael completed a Masters by Research (Visual Arts) at the University of South Australia in 2016. He has exhibited at various galleries throughout Australia as well as South Australian institutions such as SASA and CACSA. He also spent three very influential months in Jingdezhen, China developing his ceramics practice. Following this residency, he took part in a two year ceramics associateship at the JamFactory in South Australia. He currently works out of his studio in Adelaide with a national exhibition practice.