Saturday, May 25, 2013

FACE OFF Artist Spotlight: Mike Egan

Mike Egan is one of 10 main artists that will be featured at the Skull Appreciation Day 2013's Face Off show. He is a Pittsburg, PA based artist who has spent time working as an embalmer in funeral homes. His paintings are made using acrylic paint, shellac, wood and nails and tell stories about death, devils and saints. He's greatly influenced by The Day of the Dead, Halloween, horror films, churches, The German Expressionists and his time in funeral homes. To see what inspires Mike, more of his artwork, and photos from shows, check out his Tumblr and Flickr. You can purchase prints, t-shirts, and toys featuring his work, in his shop. To see what else Mike is up to, check out his Facebook and Twitter.

Cult Followers

Every Time I Die I Think of You

Sharing My Colors

Mike's work has been exhibited at numerous solo and group shows. He was one of the artists at the Skull Appreciation Day 2011 show "Skull" in Richmond, VA. He created Skull of 77 using a paper mache skull and paint. Oddly the skull we provided, works will for his existing minimalist skulls featured throughout his artwork.

To see some of Mike's amazing artwork in person, go to the International Museum of Surgical Science from May 31 till August 25, 2013 to see the FACE OFF: Skull-A-Day VS Street Anatomy show.

May 31 – August 25, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 31  5–9 PM

1524 N. Lake Shore Drive  Chicago, IL


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