Michael Staniak

Biography

Michael Staniak’s work, at first glance, lends itself to misunderstanding. The seemingly abstract compositions, dominated by vivid color gradients, seem to tell a story of the digital world, about the flat surface of the screen and the frivolity of our lives on social media.
The work of the Australian artist (born in 1982 in Melbourne) is often identified with Post-Internet art, a term that was released in the early 2010s to identify the work of a group of young artists whose works denote a profound influence of the content they consume on the web. Although Staniak fits this label, both generationally and at the level his dominant aesthetic, as well as himself acknowledging the influence of this fleeting and controversial artistic movement, other deeper references cast a new light on his work.

Selected Works
Michael Staniak

IMG_061

2022

181.60 x 241.60 x 5.00 cm

Fibre based compound and acrylic on linen, steel frame.

IMG_061

Michael Staniak

IMG_056

2023

136.60 x 181.20 x 5.00 cm

Fibre based compound and acrylic on linen, steel frame.

IMG_056

Michael Staniak

OBJ_580

2022

44.00 x 40.00 x 18.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_580

Michael Staniak

OBJ_579

2022

30.00 x 27.00 x 10.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_579

Michael Staniak

OBJ_577

2022

38.00 x 47.00 x 28.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_577

Michael Staniak

OBJ_572

2022

37.00 x 42.00 x 15.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_572

Exhibitions
Selected press

Biography

Michael Staniak’s work, at first glance, lends itself to misunderstanding. The seemingly abstract compositions, dominated by vivid color gradients, seem to tell a story of the digital world, about the flat surface of the screen and the frivolity of our lives on social media.
The work of the Australian artist (born in 1982 in Melbourne) is often identified with Post-Internet art, a term that was released in the early 2010s to identify the work of a group of young artists whose works denote a profound influence of the content they consume on the web. Although Staniak fits this label, both generationally and at the level his dominant aesthetic, as well as himself acknowledging the influence of this fleeting and controversial artistic movement, other deeper references cast a new light on his work.

Selected Works

Michael Staniak

IMG_061

2022

181.60 x 241.60 x 5.00 cm

Fibre based compound and acrylic on linen, steel frame.

IMG_061

Michael Staniak

IMG_056

2023

136.60 x 181.20 x 5.00 cm

Fibre based compound and acrylic on linen, steel frame.

IMG_056

Michael Staniak

OBJ_580

2022

44.00 x 40.00 x 18.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_580

Michael Staniak

OBJ_579

2022

30.00 x 27.00 x 10.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_579

Michael Staniak

OBJ_577

2022

38.00 x 47.00 x 28.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_577

Michael Staniak

OBJ_572

2022

37.00 x 42.00 x 15.00 cm

Bronze and acrylic.

OBJ_572

Exhibitions

Selected press

Michael Staniak

Exhibitions
Art Fairs

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