More Fractal Artwork In No Strangers Exhibition

The sixth annual No Strangers exhibition showcases the artwork and photography of many of Art Intersection's members. The show runs from August 1st through September 2nd, with the opening reception on August 5th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
I am grateful to be featuring three of my newer fractal works in the exhibit, titled; Winterswijk (displayed in Art Intersection's advertising for the show), Muscle And Bone, and Preying Mantis. It's both an honor and a joy to be included alongside so many talented artists and photographers in this year's No Strangers exhibition.

Focus On Fractal, Abstract And Surreal Art

I have recently decided to focus my artistic endeavors on my fractal, abstract, and surreal work, and set aside my fine art photography for the foreseeable future. The updates to the website reflect this change in focus, as I will not be displaying or selling any of my fine art photography online. However, I am open to commission requests for photographic projects. In some of my surreal and abstract pieces, I do incorporate photographic elements; so strictly speaking, photography will continue to be an aspect of certain works.

Much of my current energy is directed at creating a series of large-scale fractal images, ranging in size from 30” by 40” up to 40” by 70”. It is my hope that the size and scope of the work might be appropriate for a major gallery or museum. I also have a series of abstract art images that I plan to start in the autumn that will be based on photographs taken earlier this year at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. A number of surreal art images, based on different principles of modern physics, are at various stages of completion with no specific end-dates in mind.

My new focus on fractals, abstract and surreal art is keeping me busy and helping me to bring together my artistic vision and style.

Astronomy-Themed Artwork In NightVisions VI Show

One of my surreal works, Anno Domini 1054, has been chosen to be in the NightVisions VI juried exhibition at the Coconino Center For The Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. This biennial show is dedicated to astronomy and the beauty of the night sky. As a former astronomy graduate student, I am thrilled to be in this international show, which is in such close proximity to the famous Lowell Observatory. Of the 180 entries submitted for the exhibition, my artwork was one of only 46 selected. The exhibit runs from June 11 through July 29, with the public opening reception on June 15.

Anno Domini 1054

Anno Domini 1054

Fractal Artwork In All Art Arizona 2017 Exhibition

My fractal art piece, Fractal Still Life #1, has been selected to be in the All Art Arizona 2017 juried exhibition at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona. The show runs from May 30 through July 15, with the opening reception Saturday, June 3, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. I am honored to have been chosen to exhibit my work among so many talented Arizona artists.

Fractal-Art-Inspired High Top Sneakers

I recently designed some high top sneakers based on my 3D fractal artwork and had them produced through Zazzle. It's been over four decades since I owned a pair of high tops, but I wanted to have wearable art that would reflect my style at upcoming gallery openings and other events. I like the idea of my art being its own advertising, yet still being cool in a nerdy-fashionable sort of way.

Each high top displays two pieces of fractal art based on: Machinations Of The Old Gods on one side and The Infinity Of Moments on the other. The classic Mandelbrot formula is shown on the heel of each high top. My website address is overlaid only on the left sneaker.

If you are interested in wearable art based on my artwork, please send me an email.

44" Wide Inkjet Printing Capability Added

I am pleased to announce today that I have expanded my printing capabilities with direct access to an Epson StylusPro 9900 inkjet printer. This will allow me to create and print works up to 44" wide, virtually doubling in size the images I can offer. While this is not my own in-house printer, it does represent for me an outlet for personally producing very large prints under my complete control. My current plan is to offer only Signature Prints at these larger sizes since they will require more time and effort to create. This new printing capability represents another step forward for me as an artist and I am excited about the new work I will be able to produce with the Epson StylusPro 9900.

Michael Pierre Price To Use Canson Infinity Papers

It has always been my goal to create the highest quality digital prints that I am personally capable of producing. To that end, I have decided after much research and testing that I am going to incorporate Canson Infinity papers into the production of my printed works. As of today, all new prints will be made using Canson Infinity papers. Limited Edition prints that have been previously produced with Epson's Signature Worthy papers will continue to be sold using the Epson papers to keep the integrity of those editions. However, from today onward, all Signature Editions and newly printed Limited Editions will be produced exclusively with Canson Infinity paper. While I have been extremely pleased with the quality of Epson's papers, the change to Canson Infinity paper is really a reflection of the maturing of my work and the greater emphasis on my non-photographic art.

Canson Infinity papers are crafted by the Canson & Arches mills in France. Both are renowned worldwide for manufacturing the finest art papers, thanks to more than 515 years of expertise. Canson was founded in 1557 by the Montgolfier family. Its development and destiny are intertwined with the history of France and the history of Art. Over the centuries, the greatest artists and designers have used Canson papers: Delacroix, Van Gogh, Degas, Matisse, Picasso, Dali, and Warhol, just to name a few. Rooted in tradition, Canson respects this heritage and its duty to always provide outstanding paper.

By combining modern technology, innovative coatings, and centuries of luxurious papermaking experience, these inkjet fine art and photo papers offer unique printing performance, unmatched consistency and value to professional digital print makers, exceeding gallery and museum standards.

As traditional Canson & Arches papers have been the ultimate choice of artists for generations, Canson Infinity is now the ultimate choice for digital printmakers and artists today.

2016 Calendar Available For Online Purchase

Landscapes Of The Superstition Mountains is the brand new 2016 large-format calendar photographed and designed by Michael Pierre Price. It features classic black & white images of the magical desert landscapes iconic to these mountains of the Southwest. The stark beauty of this terrain is classically presented in 14¼"x11" images within this 14¼"x22" fully-opened calendar. A total of 14 photographs are contained in Landscapes Of The Superstition Mountains; one for each month, and one each on the front and back covers. The calendar is printed on sturdy high-quality paper with full-bleed printing. It is available for online purchase exclusively on Zazzle.

The calendar photographs will be available for purchase as limited edition prints beginning in 2016.

New Blog Feature Sections To Debut March 1st

Two new Blog feature sections are being added to the website. Beyond The Frame will provide monthly articles that delve into the meanings behind my work, while Beneath The Pixels will examine the techniques used to create my digital images. Some months both features will focus on the same piece, while other months each feature will examine separate works. These articles will be written exclusively by me in order to provide further information about my inspirations and the techniques used to produce my digital art. The first two articles debut March 1st and are going to focus on a 2012 piece entitled, The Copenhagen Interpretation.

Website Grand Opening - October Special

The newly designed website dedicated to the digital artwork and fine art photography of Michael Pierre Price officially opened on October 8th, 2014. This site is the exclusive online location for buying and collecting Michael's exquisite Limited Edition and Signature Edition digital prints. Michael prints each of the pieces he sells personally on his own printers. With each print sold, a watermarked certificate of authenticity with matching serial-numbered holograms are included. The newly adopted certificate of authenticity and hologram system is described in detail in Michael's first blog post. The site also provides a handy organized gallery for viewing all his work, along with ample background information about Michael, his studio, and prints.

In celebration of the grand opening, the website is offering a 15% off discount coupon for all prints purchased during October (sale ends Oct 31, 2014 at 11:59pm Eastern). Use the coupon code Oct2014 during checkout to receive the discount.