Master of Magic Realism
Michael Parkes is not only a sculptor and stone lithographer, but, most of all, the leading exponent of magic realism in painting. He has celebrated many decades of big successes in the art world. What is unusual about Parkes is that, in his art, metaphysical and spiritual elements are joined with our everyday reality. His work evokes a mysterious atmosphere, infused with both mythology and eastern philosophy. Parkes (an American, born in 1944) currently divides his time among the US, Spain and India.
(Pages 16 - 35 in catalogue ARTIS ORBIS Collection)