Michael Rees interviewed by Colin Goldberg
Techspressionist Artist Interview Series #11 – April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021 – In this interview, Michael Rees discusses his personal and artistic evolution and influences, and gives an overview of his various bodies of work, focusing on his recent exhibition Synthetic Cells: Site and Para(Site) at Grounds For Sculpture. He also provides perspective on the impact of technology within his artistic practice, closing with his personal definition of what Techspressionism means to him.
Michael Rees is an American artist practicing sculpture making, installation, animation, and interactive computing. He has exhibited his works widely, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1995 Whitney Biennial, 2001 Bitstreams Exhibition); Bitforms gallery, Universal Concepts Unlimited, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (Putto Large and Moving 2004, Pop Surrealism 1998, Best of Season 2001), The MARTa Museum, Herford, Germany (Putto 4 over 4 2005), and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (Putto 2x2x4 permanent installation of sculpture and animation). He has experimented with a broad practice that includes performance, interactive computer programs (the sculptural user interface), digital modeling and fabrication, animation, and video. Rees’ work with digital media has been written about and illustrated in books, articles, and catalogues for exhibitions. His talk at the Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas is also published. (Source: Wikipedia)
Techspressionist Interviews are self-produced videos of of artists interviewing other artists in the spirit of Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Many thanks to artist Roz Dimon developing the Interview Series initiative and drafting the format. These videos are also published to the Techspressionism YouTube Channel.