Art certainly runs in the family for Jeffrey and Michael Bisaillon. The American brothers have created art for over 20 years and now combine their talents to produce “uber-contemporary” mixed media works inspired by Pop Art.
Born in upstate New York, the pair grew up in a highly creative home. Their grandfather was a landscape and wildlife painter, with his brother an illustrator for Disney. Whilst at Catholic school, the brothers were encouraged by nuns to work on art projects.
After moving into an empty house with bare walls, Jeffrey and Michael decided to create their own art to hang, sparking a collaboration that has made waves since 2012. Their work has taken them around the world, including a sell-out show in Miami and exhibitions in the Netherlands and Great Britain.
Influenced by artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the duo evoke an exciting commentary on the pop culture of today and the mid-20th century. New technology, iconicism, globalisation and social media are given a modern interpretation through digital art, vibrant colours and bold brushwork.
The pair told ArtExpo New York: “With the invention of the digital process, art is once again undergoing a massive evolution that is taking creativity to an even higher level. We believe artists should use all of the amazing tools available today and combine them with the processes from the past.”
The brothers have a unique, hands-on approach to creating their art. All of the pieces are mixed media and incorporate a range of mediums, including canvas, wood, paint, pen, resin, spray paint, digital imagery and even building materials.
Jeffrey is an abstract painter and applies and removes paint in methodical layers before paint is flung through the air to drip down the panel and canvas. Michael is an electrical technician and uses binary and trinary code to create the number systems and codes on each piece.
The pair say: “The digital age is upon us, and our art will reflect this. History is still being made.”
Art certainly runs in the family for Jeffrey and Michael Bisaillon. The American brothers have created art for over 20 years and now combine their talents to produce “uber-contemporary” mixed media works inspired by Pop Art. With influences from Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, their original pieces incorporate a range of mediums, including canvas, wood, paint and resin.
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