NEWSLETTER"When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don't want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out."- James Frey
Mick Burson is an artist originally from Waco, Texas. Growing up in a train yard he developed a sense of non-permanence towards objects and paintings he made. He makes large paintings outdoors on the sides of buildings and smaller objects indoors derived from an impulsive need to touch surfaces and pick things up. The work contains joy,
nostalgia, and overarching humanness. Lines are consistently crooked, surfaces rely on one another and objects are propped up as if they are a tired human. The work that is made is usually made in a transient state where the un-pack and the pack become an art form in and of itself.
He is currently in the middle of a 32-year-old project where he consistently wanders around while appearing to have a destination. The return is always back to Albuquerque. He received his MFA from University of New Mexico where the decision to attend was decided by flipping a coin in a Texas kitchen.