ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts

Five Dots

Mychaelyn Michalec
artist

My work depicts ultramodern scenes of domestic life. Creating large scale paintings (some 7 feet tall), I use family life as a reference. Documenting covertly, I use my phone’s camera to capture our relationships with each other and daily life. Social media has idealized family life, but I try to depict moments of both simultaneous disconnect and connection.

Painting for me is both an embrace of and resistance to domestic life. There is a saccharine image of family life depicted in pop culture. The expectation is that mothers are to provide a perfect future and produce lives of happiness and fulfillment for their children. When you connect to some things, you disconnect from others, those choices shape our lives.

www.mychaelynmichalec.com

Mychaelyn Michalec
artist

My work depicts ultramodern scenes of domestic life. Creating large scale paintings (some 7 feet tall), I use family life as a reference. Documenting covertly, I use my phone’s camera to capture our relationships with each other and daily life. Social media has idealized family life, but I try to depict moments of both simultaneous disconnect and connection.

Painting for me is both an embrace of and resistance to domestic life. There is a saccharine image of family life depicted in pop culture. The expectation is that mothers are to provide a perfect future and produce lives of happiness and fulfillment for their children. When you connect to some things, you disconnect from others, those choices shape our lives.

www.mychaelynmichalec.com

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