Los Angeles based artist David DiMichele creates the fantastic. His environments follow contemporary trend to construct the monumental, to surround the viewer with visual stimulus. His work however is assembled, not in the cavernous halls and galleries of museums and art centers, but on a table in his studio.
DiMichele builds his environments as finely detailed dioramas and then he photographs them. His “pseudodocumentary” photographs comment on the way we see and experience the monumental art that it pays homage to. Not often can the public experience the physical sense of an enormous installation. Most commonly, we see the work through a reproduction or website. Working in this manner, DiMichele can take the “installation shot” much further. Controlling light, angle and composition. And heighten the experience.
"David DiMichele studied art at the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Cruz; and California State University, Long Beach. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship. His solo projects have been exhibited in New York and Los Angeles, and he has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin; the Laguna Art Museum; the Haggerty Art Museum, Milwaukee; Irvine Fine Art Center; and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, among others."
As a TH2 team, we prepared a gallery of Di Michelle's work. The magical world of the artist will surely attract your interest.