Household paint and Gold leaf on board. (2002)
This is Michael’s signature work, and the piece for which he is most know. Man of Sorrows’ meaning is far-reaching and universal. It is at once sacred, profane, mundane and extraordinary. Crossing the boundaries between street art, and the unknown Umbrian Master, the work at the same time defies easy categorisation.
Exquisitely executed, underlining the temporary and transient through the use of household paint, the glossy surfaces both reflect and reflect upon the viewer. At the same time the materials call to mind the contemporary textures of contemporary society whilst interrupting the viewers response with the subject matter.
It is truly a universal work.
This work now belongs to a private collector.