Finding Truth: Michael Cusack

One of the things that draws me again and again to abstract work is its ambiguity.  We can never know for certain the source of the artist’s inspiration and every viewer carries to the work their own interpretation.  The work of Irish Australian based artist Michael Cusack uses a consistent language of simple shapes and fields of white, each piece leaving us to determine exactly what it is we see.

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For each viewer, the reality of what they see is unique.  In viewing and living with abstract work like Cusack’s, we find ourselves on a quest to determine the truth of what we see.  But we all look at each work through our own goggles of perception.  Our experiences, memories and associations color our interpretation, giving these kinds of works a universal veracity unique to each viewer.

To see more of Michael Cusack‘s work, please visit his website.

Artist found via Art Hound.  All images via the Martin Browne Contemporary website.

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  • http://www.kellyssigns.com/ ThePaintedLadyofOP

    One I REALLY like…the others…not so much.
    I guess I just don’t really GET abstract art.

    • Artsy Forager

      Which one do you really like and why? The wonderful thing about abstract work is that there isn’t necessarily anything to “get”. It is all about the material, the expression of the paint on the canvas and what it speaks to us individually. The lack of representational subject matter helps us see whatever it is that we are meant to see when interpreting through our own unique lens.

      All that being said, it isn’t for everyone and that’s OK. ;-)

  • agnes szucs

    Very beautiful blog! You got such great taste!

    xo
    agnes
    http://iiiinspired.blogspot.com/

    • Artsy Forager

      You are so sweet! I’m happy you are enjoying the blog, hope to see you around more often, Agnes!