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Michael Cheval & His Absurdly Brilliant Works of Art

Written by Randy Patterson

Posted September 2020

michaelchevalI’m not an art expert. I don’t even play one on TV. I’m not sure if I can articulate great art. However, as the old saying goes, I know it when I see it.

That was the case about a year or so ago when I was visiting the home of Boomerocity contributor, Jim Kroemer (see his Album Art articles on this site). While checking out his collection of collectibles, books and albums, I noticed two works of art hanging on his office walls. To learn the rest of this story, watch the video to the right.

What I will say is that the artist behind the two amazing works of art is a gentleman by the name of Michael Cheval. The more that I dug into his work, the more I dug his
story.

Here There EverywhereHere, There and Everywhere - 2019Consequently, I knew that had to interview the man. After a few months of inquiries and exchanging notes, we recently connected via a Zoom call. What a refreshing, positive experience!

Michael is a modern day Dali/Picasso - our own absurd surrealist that captures a view of culture in ways that burn themselves in our – and society’s – psyche. He has the uncanny ability to tap into our subconscious, add a big dash of absurdity, and create magnificently, beautifully brilliant worlds of art. Even If you don't consider yourself an art enthusiast, watch this interview anyway. You'll come away with a great appreciation of Michael, his work, and even of our great country.

After watching our interview with Michael Cheval, please tell your friends about it. While you are at it, check out his website, chevalfineart.com, to peruse his amazing work. While there, order a print or four and/or one of his books. After all, the holidays are just around the corner.