‘Lowly Vessel I’ by Wizard Cleave
Artist: Wizard Cleave
Title: ‘Lowly Vessel I’
Medium: Acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artist:
Michael York Gilreath is an Independent, California native artist, showing and selling his work internationally. At a young age, Michael quickly learned that his right brain functions are significantly stronger than his left and was geared towards more of a creative outlet than a traditional curriculum.
Having an upbringing with Brachial Plexus Palsy (a birth injury), learning difficulties and dyslexia Michael fueled his passion and time with his creativity and imagination.
Working primarily with wood, airbrush, cel vinyl, inks and acrylics, his bright colors and dark intricate line work are heavily inspired by 90’s skateboards, World of Warcraft, Medieval art, black metal, psychedelics, and soft vinyl kaiju toys. Constantly learning new techniques and mediums, Michael considers himself a ‘forever student’ who is eager to build on his creative foundations and his craft. His hunger for knowledge, determination, and passion to create new work has contributed to his success thus far and also helped reach his goals to create beautiful works of art with a twist of darkness.
Michael believes a large amount of redbull, not taking himself too seriously, and constantly learning and trying new techniques is the key to success. Michael is currently working as a freelance artist based out of Monterey, CA and is always interested in taking on a new challenge.