A Round On The Eyes of Michael Auger

 

 

                            

   I first became exposed to the works of fine artist and illustrator Michael Auger in the April of 2011 when I was a cashier at the flagship Amsterdam Falafel Shop in Washington D.C. His cards were everywhere and he was really an early inspiration to become a professional artist as well.

    His childlike images reminded me of the cartoons "Sponge Bob Square Pants" and "Hey Arnold" in the 1990's. On his website (arty4ever.com) you can find sculptured dolls as well. They are quite reminiscent of Rahmelzees works from the 1980's.

   Spherical eyes are most notably Mr.Augers' chief motiff. My favourite piece is entitled "What's Your Poison?". It whimsically depicts a cheerful crimson octopus, donning a bowtie, getting prepaired to serve patrons with his tentacle arms. This piece reminds me of the simultaneous need for excellent customer service and speed in mixology. That was my interpretation. But portfolio aside it is clear that Mr.Auger means business.

   Michaels' shop is quite expansive...like a full on Toys R Us Bonanza for adults with innumerable ways to purchase his work. Surprisingly, his prices are super affordable for a seasoned artist.His style and content is definetly appropriate for all ages. I hope to one day work with him on a series.

I first became exposed to the works of fine artist and illustrator Michael Auger in the April of 2011 when I was a cashier at the flagship Amsterdam Falafel Shop in Washington D.C. His cards were everywhere and he was really an early inspiration to become a professional artist as well.

    His childlike images reminded me of the cartoons "Sponge Bob Square Pants" and "Hey Arnold" in the 1990's. On his website (arty4ever.com) you can find sculptured dolls as well. They are quite reminiscent of Rahmelzees works from the 1980's.

   Spherical eyes are most notably Mr.Augers' chief motiff. My favourite piece is entitled "What's Your Poison?". It whimsically depicts a cheerful crimson octopus, donning a bowtie, getting prepaired to serve patrons with his tentacle arms. This piece reminds me of the simultaneous need for excellent customer service and speed in mixology. That was my interpretation. But portfolio aside it is clear that Mr.Auger means business.

   Michaels' shop is quite expansive...like a full on Toys R Us Bonanza for adults with innumerable ways to purchase his work. Surprisingly, his prices are super affordable for a seasoned artist.His style and content is definetly appropriate for all ages. I hope to one day work with him on a series.

 

                                                               Delé Akerejah