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Answering the Absurd: 10 Questions with Artist Michael Cheval

Absurdity can be used in many ways, from making people laugh to revealing new perspectives on old ideas. For Michael Cheval, absurdity is his invitation to be creative. Inspired by the Surrealist [...]

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Michael Cheval Finds the Absurd in Surrealism

Donning a bowler hat, artist Michael Cheval bears a resemblance to artist René Magritte. The similarity is no coincidence, as Cheval’s art is heavily inspired by the late Surrealist. But, despite [...]

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Artist Michael Cheval Tells the Stories Behind His Fall Art

Many artists are drawn to the unique colors and sensations of autumn, and that includes Absurdist artist Michael Cheval. “I love autumn,” Cheval says. “I love the season when colors are [...]

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Decoding Michael Cheval’s Tribute to Modern Artists

In Michael Cheval’s “Lullaby of Uncle Magritte,” viewers are faced with shape-filled landscapes, odd trinkets and a man who looks to be made out of cheese. It begs the question: “What does it [...]

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Fashion, Books and Tunes: How Artists Seek Inspiration

In the mid-20th century, American art critic Clement Greenberg governed the standards of the art world with one audacious idea: Art should refer only to itself – not history, not culture, not [...]

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6 Michael Cheval Artworks Explained by the Artist

The Absurdist art of Michael Cheval is thought-provoking and a joy to examine, but it can also leave viewers with more questions than answers, such as “what is the meaning behind this?” Cheval [...]

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Understanding the Absurd Art of Michael Cheval

Calling a work of art “absurd” could be interpreted as an insult, but not for Michael Cheval, who is thrilled to present artwork that turns reality on its head. Cheval is considered a master of [...]