a stunning look at repression Michael T. Weiss incorporates various mixed media
often including combinations of photography, ink, colored pencil, oils, and digital manipulation, to
explore how we as socialized beings sublimate our intrinsic anima.
Images of the human figure in various forms of
restraint are bound with layer upon layer of dense webbing. Wrapped in this
binding Weiss often includes images of religious iconography to represent how
religion and society repress our basic primal urges. Hidden below the surface is
a haunting glimpse of our interior nature. The result is an evocative, strangely
beautiful work of rich depth.
Michael T. Weiss has a Bachelor of
Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, has taken Art History
coursework at Harvard University and is continuing his artistic studies at Otis
College of Fine Art & Design.
He is also well known as an accomplished film,
stage and television actor as well as a playwright. He resides in Venice,
California and New York City.