The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo
The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo is a creator of cosmic, comedic, and contemplative content. A multimedia artist who finds expression through visual media, music, creative writing, performance, filmmaking, and oratory storytelling. Born and raised in The Netherlands, but currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, this Astroverted EntheoGentleman distills essences into image, sound, and word, infused with his sixth sense of humor, quick wit, and esoteric appreciation for all things surreal, sublime, and absurb.
His visionary paintings are like experiential maps resulting from deep internal journeys. They celebrate the sensation of seeing, secrete perceptual secrets, and invite the viewer to set their story-plotting gears in motion.
As a relief from his intricate, time-consuming studio paintings, he sparked the pareidolia-based project "Stainspotting”, which is street-art in the most literal sense of the word. It exemplifies the principles of the wabi-sabi philosophy and offers a simplified glimpse into Michaelangelo's divinatory creative process. It treats the surface of the material world as an oracle, rather than an obstacle. Interfacing between void and imagination, the project utilizes the random chaos of literal street stains, wherein ordered thought-forms may be plotted and conjured to the surface, outlined with chalk. The whimsical results are like cave art on concrete.
He recently released Séance Fiction, a new album by his alter ego Void Denizen, which explores philosophical ideas through impressionistic lyricism, music, and film, resulting in a dead serious alchemical comedy that makes light of the dark arts.
His ever-exploratory style and genres are as diverse as the divine, yet they are unified by the singular signature of its creator. No matter what outlet he uses, Michael's work is always striving towards a self-transcendent medium--words that reach for the unspeakable, images that seek to touch the imaginary, music that paints a picture, and presence beyond a fixed identity--utilizing the material realm to springboard into the metaphysical domain of The Imagination.
Through a synergy of written and spoken word, performance, music, visual art and film, he intends to instill a sense of contemplative wonder for the strangeness and mystery of the moment, inspiring others to see the creative possibilities and fluid personalities that can be conjured like color from the white noise, thereby sharpening the tools with which our human stories can unfold and be told.
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"This record features a diverse array of lyrically-driven story-songs that largely defy classical genre classifications. There are raps and rhapsodies; there's a simian space-opera, and an astro-gospel. There's a rock song about rocks, and a sea-shanty about sirens. I guess you could say the songs in this collection are a kind of slave-songs--let's call them "necro spirituals"--as they strive to uplift and liberate the captive listener from the bondage of death's dreary promise by clanging its conventional shackles in a musical manner and making light of the dark arts."