Michael Kaul's paintings radiate energy and yet strike a gentle, almost meditative tone. Kaul reveals a subtle, poetic realm of light and space through mainly monochromatic surfaces built up through transparent layers. The paintings arise from the decision of a particular format and the spontaneous application of color, and develop either from a quick, wet-on-wet painting process, or sometimes through the slow application of glazed layers of paint. These are paintings that want to be looked at closely, only then can you appreciate their hidden depths. With ironic, exaggerated or even absurd titles often drawn from everyday speech, the artist makes reference to the arbitrary, functional world beyond the canvas.
Michael Kaul lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany. For more than 30 years he has exhibited his works on a national and international level.