Hellegat A
2023
Acrylic with crushed stone and spray paint on canvas
24 x 24 inches

I am currently working in my South Bronx studio where my imagery is informed by both the architecture and physical reality of the local walls and bridges.

Hellegat B
2024
Acrylic with crushed stone and spray paint on canvas
24 x 29 inches

A ongoing series based on the Hells Gate bridge system in the South Bronx

In the Walnut Ave. Bronx Studio with Grounds #1

Mike Childs is a Toronto painter who immigrated to NYC in 1995

Back Down the Rabbit Hole
2022
Acrylic with crushed stone and spray paint on canvas
32 x 38 inches
Off 2 Work
2023
Acrylic with crushed stone and spray paint on canvas
16 x 28 inches

I have added several 2023 stand alone paintings to the website. In these images I choose to deal with a single visual reference in each work. A bridge in Weimar Republic , a tornado in Off 2 Work, or the complex colors of an orange in Shifty Eyes became subjects for paintings.

a Reveal
2023
Acrylic and crushed stone on canvas
48 x 60 inches
Installation at Chashama on 42nd Street NYC
2021

Left to Right - Square , Unforgettable B, To Be Continued #1

Grounds #1
2021
Acrylic and crushed stone on canvas
52 x 74 inches
Grounds #2
2021
Acrylic and crushed stone on canvas
52 x 74 inches
The Grounds #3
2022
Acrylic and crushed stone on canvas
52 x 74 inches

Grounds is a large scale painting series that visually refers to the 16th century work of Pieter Bruegel

To Be Continued..#2
2021
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 130 inches
Weimar
2023
Acrylic, spray paint and crushed stone on canvas
33 x 42 inches
1000 lbs
2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
64 x 79
4 works installed At Susan Eley Fine Art Hudson
2 person show in January 2023
The Wood Cutter
2022
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 87 inches ( two canvas' with gap)


Recent paintings of 2020-2022 focus on the abstract languages of structural patterns contrasted with colorful organic sections. I see color as both a major emotional and formal character in these works.

Mike Childs on the left with his work and James Isherwood at Susa Eley Fine Art Hudson 2023
Shifty Eyes
2023
Acrylic and crushed stone on canvas
32 x 40
Patch
2018
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
60 x 80
Green Line
2023
Acrylic and crushed stone and spray paint on canvas
24 x 32 inches
Grounds 2 and To Be Continued 2 installation
Long Wood Art Gallery in the Bronx 2023
Recover
2021
Acrylic on canvas
66 x 45 inches
To Be Continued #1
2021
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 66 inches
David Richard Gallery - 2020
THE JOURNEY: GRIDS, COLOR AND CURVILINEAR FORMS, 2004 TO 2020
A Side
2021
Acrylic on linen
24 x 30 inches
B Side
2022
Acrylic and spray paint on linen
24 x 30 inches
Installation of Traits and Attachment A
2020 David Richard Gallery

MIKE CHILDS

The Journey: Grids, Color and Curvilinear forms, 2004 to 2020

June 5 - July 17, 2020

MIKE CHILDS - THE JOURNEY: GRIDS, COLOR AND CURVILINEAR FORMS, 2004 TO 2020


A Long Walk
2020
Acrylic on canvas
38 x 66 inches

SOLD

Attachment B
2020
Acrylic and Spray paint on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Attachment A
2020
Acrylic and Spray paint on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Animal Behavior A
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 24 inches

SOLD - Animal Behavior is a series of 8 paintings

Animal Behavior C
2017
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Animal Behavior E
2016
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Animal Behavior F
2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
24 x 24
Animal Behavior G
2018
Arylic and spray paint on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Animal Behavior H
2018
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
24 x 24
Collection of Need #1
2020
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Collection of Need #2
2021
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Collection of Needs #3
2021
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
20 x 24
Collection of Need #4
2021
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Organizer - SOLD
2022
Acrylic and spray paint on linen
20 x 24 inches
Of Africa
2022
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 28 inches
Side bar - SOLD
2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
24 x 30 inches
A New Square
2018
Acrylic and Spray paint on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Unforgettable A
2019
Acrylic, spray paint and concrete on canvas
40 x 58 inches
Unforgettable B
2019
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
40 x 58 inches
Square
2018
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
42 x 48
Recycled #2
2012-2019
Acrylic and oil paint on linen
14 x 14 inches
Recycled #1
2012 - 2020
Acrylic, oil and spray paint on linen
14 x 14 inches

This series was done in 2012 and then reworked January 2020.


Recycled #4
2012-2020
Acrylic and oil paint on linen
14 x14 inches
"05"
2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
32 x 34