Michael Tierney

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Michael Tierney stands out for his fantastical landscape paintings inspired by contemporary culture.
Combining acrylic, emulsion and pastel, bold graphic lines and juxtaposed shapes, his pieces are a flotsam and jetsam of colours and creatures.
Michael Tierney received a scholarship to study Art and Design before being scouted by the Saatchi Gallery.

British artist Michael Tierney stands out for his fantastical mixed-media paintings which conceptualise the chaotic and multi-layered aspects of contemporary culture that often leave us over-stimulated and disorientated. A blend of Street Art, Pop Art and graphic design, his colourful menageries sizzle with characters, creatures and colours plucked from the artist’s imagination.

Michael Tierney’s Education and Early Career

Michael received a scholarship to study art at the University of Brighton. Only four years after he graduated, his paintings were snatched up by the Saatchi Gallery and exhibited at their ‘Spring Fever’ exhibition. In 2016, the Wall Street Journal got wind of Michael’s talent, calling him a ‘rising star’ in the industry. Since, his mixed-media mash-ups have continued to humour and delight observers across the globe, featuring in The Guardian newspaper and on the Royal Academy and Dazed websites. His pre-Brexit Pro-EU posters, in particular, garnered media attention.

Style and Approach

Michael’s creations are a maelstrom of ideas and simulacra expressed through bright colours which pop from the canvas, bold graphic lines and juxtaposed shapes. His complex compositions are inspired by places the artist has visited as well as his impressions of everyday life but reflected through distorted, funhouse mirrors. Fun and playful pieces such as acrylic and spray paint Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! create tensions between real life, the alien and the imaginary. Michael’s style epitomises the weird and wonderful of fantasy art, and the overwhelming stimuli modernity confronts us with.

Michael Tierney Artworks

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    Borderline by Michael Tierney
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    Borderline by Michael Tierney

    Borderline

    Paintings - 100x100 cmRent for $110 /mo
    King Kong vs Godzilla...and such by Michael Tierney
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    King Kong vs Godzilla...and such by Michael Tierney

    King Kong vs Godzilla...and such

    Paintings - 100x75 cmRent for $110 /mo
    Melee (birds, cats, crocs and frogs) by Michael Tierney
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    Melee (birds, cats, crocs and frogs) by Michael Tierney

    Melee (birds, cats, crocs and frogs)

    Paintings - 75x100 cmRent for $170 /mo
    Cardinal Sin by Michael Tierney
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    Cardinal Sin by Michael Tierney

    Cardinal Sin

    Paintings - 75x100 cmRent for $170 /mo
    Danse Macabre by Michael Tierney
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    Danse Macabre by Michael Tierney

    Danse Macabre

    Paintings - 50x50 cmRent for $110 /mo
    Party in The Magnetosphere by Michael Tierney
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    Party in The Magnetosphere by Michael Tierney

    Party in The Magnetosphere

    Paintings - 70x70 cmRent for $105 /mo
    All Stars Party by Michael Tierney
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    All Stars Party by Michael Tierney

    All Stars Party

    Paintings - 40x40 cmRent for $67 /mo
    Starbright by Michael Tierney
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    Starbright by Michael Tierney

    Starbright

    Paintings - 30x30 cm
    Bite Me by Michael Tierney
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    Bite Me by Michael Tierney

    Bite Me

    Paintings - 40x40 cm
    It's in the trees! It's coming! by Michael Tierney
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    It's in the trees! It's coming! by Michael Tierney
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    Bears! Bears! Bears! by Michael Tierney

    Bears! Bears! Bears!

    Paintings - 120x120 cmRent for $135 /mo
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    Swans etc. by Michael Tierney

    Swans etc.

    Paintings - 85x85 cm
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    Pizza Face by Michael Tierney

    Pizza Face

    Paintings - 85x85 cm
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    Death Drop Disco by Michael Tierney

    Death Drop Disco

    Paintings - 40x40 cm
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    Leader of the Pack by Michael Tierney

    Leader of the Pack

    Paintings - 40x40 cm
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    Walk Like A Man by Michael Tierney

    Walk Like A Man

    Paintings - 20x20 cm

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