Michael Porten is an interdisciplinary artist based in Savannah, Georgia, where he received a BFA in illustration & an MFA in painting from The Savannah College of Art & Design. His inspiration is often drawn from contemporary pop culture and iconography, focusing on “the synchronicity of seemingly disparate content and contexts,” and his points of reference range from Vonnegut to Voltaire. Michael's work is about exhausting the possible. His process consists of taking an idea and exploring its variations & combinations in sketches & on his computer, then pushing it through as many physical, painted, printed or sculpted variations as necessary until it reaches a state of maximum aesthetic density. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. & abroad & has been discussed in publications such as New American Paintings, Oxford American Magazine & the Metropolis Magazine online edition.