Rank #4: Michael Markowsky: The Driving Painting Project: Joshua Tree
Artist Michael Markowsky makes oil paintings while strapped to the roof of his BMW while a friend drives it at 75mph (120kmh) on the highway through the California desert. Further information can be found at www.michaelmarkowsky.com
Michael Markowsky creates artworks in a variety of media. He is most well known for his "Driving Drawings", an ongoing series of artworks done while driving on the Los Angeles freeways. An 80-page-full-color catalogue will be released in early October 2006. Michael was born and raised in Calgary, Canada, and attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, the Royal College of Art in London, England and the Art Center in Pasadena, where he received a Master of Fine Art degree. He lives in Los Angeles, and teaches at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.
"The Driving Painting Project: Joshua Tree" has been presented at the Carmada exhibition of the MAK Center for the Arts in Los Angeles.
"The Driving Painting Project: Joshua Tree", Digital Video, 2006, By: Michael Markowsky (with video by Gregg Kucera, still photography by Kory Kinder, drivers Zachary Stadel and Aaron Bocanegra)