Art People Gallery Presents Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Artist Mike Elsass

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Art People Gallery, a premier destination among San Francisco art galleries, presents the latest works of internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Mike Elsass.

Mike Elsass' The Color of Energy

Mike Elsass' The Color of Energy

My spirit lies on the road

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From Quebec to the Gulf Coast winter and the Louisiana swamps, Mike Elsass draws his energy from nature and from life. The Arizona desert and the Kentucky countryside blend his art. Elsass is a wanderer; whenever the energy of a place attracts him, he stops and tries to absorb and then reinvent it. He is dedicated to landscapes that reflect the moment of the soul; his abstracts, painted on rusted sheets of steel, have emotional and visual connections with places of choice and memories beyond the present. Elsass sees the aging of the metals and its imperfections as a mirror of the human condition, and his spiritual search finds its expression in the fusion of light and texture. Each of his painted reflections pulls the viewer into a world of meditation and serenity. Today, Elsass’ creations can be seen at Art People Gallery where his work is on permanent exhibit.

Although mostly self-taught, Elsass followed the advice of his mentor, nationally renowned steel artist Roger Sayre, on exploring the possibilities of steel as a surface for acrylic. He constantly reinvents texture through the process of sanding and rusting sheets of metal, which he covers with luminous colors, sometimes as many as 40 coats of paint and glazing. Light and dark colors cohabitate on the textured metal, providing changing effects and achieving a tri-dimensional effect in the tradition of chiaroscuro.

Mike Elsass’ artwork can be seen at Art People Gallery, located in the Crocker Galleria, 50 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104.

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Art People Gallery is located in the Crocker Galleria, 50 Post St., in the heart of the financial district, near Union Square’s exclusive shopping area, close to the MOMA and the Jewish Museum. Art People is a full service gallery that specializes in contemporary fine art painting and sculpture by Bay Area and international artists. Art People also offers residential and corporate placement services including art rental programs, consulting and installation.

Art People Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays 10am-6pm, and on Saturdays from 11am-5pm. For more information, contact Ali Meamar at (415) 956-3650 or at You can also become a follower of Art People Gallery’s Facebook page.


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