Michael Michaeledes

Michael Michaeledes Annely Juda

An exhibition of works by Michael Michaeledes (1923 – 2015). Michaeledes was one of the Annely Juda’s longest standing artists and in this exhibition they are showing a range of works from his early, figurative paintings from the 1950’s right up to his last works.

Michael Michaeledes was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1923. He studied Architecture and Fine Arts at Milan University, Italy & Central Polytechnic, London, settling in London in 1955 to work as an artist and architect.  Early paintings were figurative, however, an early interest in contrasting light and shade can be seen.  Figuration was gradually abandoned by Michaeledes through abstract processes and gave way to juxtapositions of colour and line.  His style grew more abstract over time, and finally he abandoned the use of paint entirely, working with just canvas and wood.

In later works, Michaeledes shaped and warped wooden frames across which he would stretch unprimed canvas. The final pieces are reliefs that cast deliberate and geometrically patterned shadows. Michaeledes cites the marble reliefs of Ancient Greece as inspiration for these works.

Duration 06 April 2017 - 20 May 2017
Times Monday–Friday 10:00–18:00 Saturday 11:00–17:00
Cost Free
Venue Annely Juda Fine Art
Address 4th Floor 23 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AW
Contact / ajfa@annelyjudafineart.co.uk / www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk