My paintings combine abstraction with science and mathematics.
For many years I have used scientific concepts in my artwork. The scientific and the mathematical images in my paintings are derived from real scientific research. They describe our new understanding of the universe.
The artistic and scientific revolutions of the last hundred years have changed our lives and the world around us in basic and profound ways. I feel it is important for my work to reflect this perspective. My abstract paintings, combined with scientific notation and the concepts they describe, reflect different aspects of reality that exist simultaneously in our world.
I paint with acrylic on canvas or wood panel and on paper with collage and monotype. My paintings range from tiny (one inch square) to as large as sixteen feet.
Art, life, matter, and all the universal forces form complex systems. In my work I attempt to show how all the different parts are linked and integrated. My paintings are based on combining the elegance of science and the visual richness of art.
BEST OF WESTWORD 2015: Best Display of Abstraction’s Feminine Side, Edge Gallery
Michael Paglia, Review: Solos Inspired by Chemistry, Junk and Geometry at Spark, May 6, 2016
Michael Paglia, Art Review: Getting the Concept with Unexpected Narratives and Roland Bernier, February 3, 2016
Michael Paglia, Review: These Four Artists Have Cracked the Code at the Sandra Phillips Gallery, August 13, 2014
Big-Small Universe: Quarks