Michael Cain - Voices of the Lyrebird - Copyright Michael Cain

Michael Cain

Australia

Illustration, Painting, Drawing

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Michael Cain
Michael Cain
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Australia
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November 13, 2015
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Michael Cain is an Australian artist, best known for his paintings, drawings and illustrations depicting various animals and birds. Born in Portland, in the state of Victoria, Australia, Cain graduated from Victoria University.

Birds by Michael Cain

Michael Cain - Bird with Bronze, 2014 (left) and Bird with Purple, 2014 (right) - Courtesy of Vertical Gallery
Michael Cain – Bird with Bronze, 2014 (left) and Bird with Purple, 2014 (right)

Michael’s incredible art is based on his fondness of animals, especially birds. The way he captures them reflects his own fascinations and experiences. Using bright and vibrant colors, Cain breathes life into his beautiful creatures with loose brush-strokes and colors that appear to be melting. Even though they look haunting at first glance, the artist’s artworks radiate life and warmth.

Skulls by Michael Cain

Michael Cain - Skull (Shot), 2014, Skull with Gold & Pink, 2015 and Skull with Blue, 2015 (respectively) - Copyright Michael Cain
Michael Cain – Skull (Shot), 2014, Skull with Gold & Pink, 2015 and Skull with Blue, 2015 (respectively)

The paintings and illustrations of Michael Cain were featured in numerous group shows, his first one being In Full Bloom in 2009. The following year, the Australian took part in Skullduggery, an exhibition organized by Blankspace Gallery in Sydney. He was also a part of Half group exhibition, which took place in 2013 in a Melbourne gallery No Vacancy. In 2014, Cain was included in PAPER JAM, a group show organized by Vertical Gallery in Chicago. The exhibition was curated by Ben Frost, and it also included artists such as Chris Cunningham, Hebru Brantley, Anthony Lister, Copyright, Shark Toof, Collin Van Der Sluijs, and many more. He is represented by Vertical Gallery.

Artwork Featured in PAPER JAM

Michael Cain - Running Cheetah (diptych), 2014 - Courtesy of Vertical Gallery
Michael Cain – Running Cheetah (diptych), 2014

Michael Cain lives and creates in Melbourne, Australia.

Featured image: Michael Cain – Voices of the Lyrebird
All images are copyright of Michael Cain, courtesy of Vertical Gallery

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Paper JamVertical Gallery, ChicagoGroup
2013HalfNo Vacancy, MelbourneGroup
2010SkullduggeryBlankspace, SydneyGroup
2009In Full Bloom580 George St, SydneyGroup
2009HeadspaceHSBC, MelbourneGroup