Michael Reafsnyder


acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Chaotic and multi-layered, the paintings of Michael Reafsnyder absorb and remix a number of abstract vocabularies. His works vibrate with energy and optimism, and his careful compositions contain varied paint application techniques such as brushed on daubs, smears, and even paint squirted directly from the tube. In Spring Fling, a patchwork of striped arcs forms a woven space, while lines, doodles, and even a smiley face float above. Reafsnyder lives and works in Southern California. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Columbus Museum of Art; Harvard University, Cambridge; the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; the Las Vegas Art Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Portland Art Museum; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.