Michael Pittman was born in 1993 and raised on the Wirral.
The creative process opens a dialogue for me to engage with myself and is essentially what pushes my practice. By applying differing textures and formats of mark making, I attempt to wrestle with the surface to pull an image out from the materials. I extract from observations of organic forms and use various naturally occurring media to imitate nature in my images. By imitating nature I seek to make art that lives, but clings to its life. Trudging through endless fields of golden mud, oil and dust.
Trace, Lamberts Yard, Leeds, 2014
Ephemeral, studio 24, Leeds 2015
Sydenham arts trail, open house Sydenham, London, 2015
I’ll Show You Mine, Woodhouse, Leeds, 2015
Departures, Leeds College of art, Leeds 2016
Free Range, Brick Lane, London 2016
Essence of Gender, Munroe House, Leeds 2016
Wirral Open, Williamson Art Gallery 2017
Wirral Society of Arts Open, 2017- 1st Prize
Wirral Open, Williamson Art Gallery 2019- Prize-winner
Mosslands Technology College
Wirral Metropolitan College
Leeds College of Art- Ba Hons