Michel Delgado


Things You Should Not Say Michel Delgado Things You Should Not Say, 2015 Oil and mixed media on panel 51" x 36"

Curriculum Vitae


"Growing up in Senegal, on the west coast of Africa, life and art shared the same space. They were indistinguishable. As a young boy in Dakar, I learned that art is the tool I have for a direct and honest conversation with my own heart. Art always has been my rescuer, my liberator – creatively, emotionally, spiritually. I’m a self-taught painter, able to create in any media, always painting work that is straightforward and personal, work coming from a place within me that is constantly loud and growing."

"The surface of my paintings is a glimpse of how I struggle a lot with the worlds between dream states. The worlds of our dreaming, the dreams of achieving something that's not realistic. When you first talk about having your big dream you run to share it with your parents and they say how it's just a dream, grow out of it. But dreams are real even if they come from fantasy or desire. When I dream I want so badly to manifest it in my life


I work to recognize it emotionally and physically. You need discipline to achieve that dream of fantasy or desire. It's always going to exist between you and reality. Feeding from the part

of you is very creative and each time I add something from that to my paintings it becomes a little more tangible even though it can never fully fit into reality."

"The real truth you recognize and don't need to do anything to make it more visible. That's why I like the world of the supernatural. It's not realistic and it's good to get lost there."



Law of Change Michel Delgado, Law of Change 2016, Oil and mixed media on panel 36" x 48"

Relationship Between Equals Michel Delgado, Relationship Between Equals, 2016, Oil and mixed media on panel 48" x 48"

The Warror Leads On Michel Delgado, The Warrior Leads On, 2017, Oil and mixed media on panel 40" x 42"

Disorganized Return Michel Delgado Disorganized Return, 2014 Mixed media on watercolor paper 23" x 17"

The Endless Journey Michel Delgado The Endless Journey, 2015 Oil and mixed media on panel 36h x 48w in

Cant Seem to Reverse Time Michel Delgado Can't Seem to Reverse Time, 2019 Oil and mixed media on panel 34h x 50w in

Tastes Like Fear Michel Delgado Tastes Like Fear, 2014 Mixed media on watercolor paper 23" x 17"

50 / 50 Michel Delgado 50/50, 2014 Oil and mixed media on bed frame 75" x 39"

Quietly Confuse Michel Delgado Quietly Confuse, 2014 Mixed media on watercolor paper 25" x 21"

So Many Unknown Situations! Michel Delgado So Many Unknown Situations!, 2019 Oil and mixed media on panel 17h x 48w in

MANY WAYS FORWARD, Mixed media on watercolor paper, 23 x 17 inches, 2014

FORGET THE PAST, Mixed media on watercolor paper, 23 x17 inches 2014

THESE WINGS ARE ATTACHED TO YOU, Mixed media on watercolor paper, 23 x 17 inches, 2014

THE BEAT OF MY HEART, Oil and mixed media on panel 62 x 48 inches

WHERE DOES THE ILLUSION COME FROM, Oil and mixed media on panel 62 x 48 inches

STRANGE INTRODUCTION, Oil and mixed media on panel 46 x 36 inches

GORILLA, enameled on canvas 58 x 39 inches

NO FREE RENT, mixed media on canvas 92.5 x 36

BLEEDING TOO SOON, Enamel on canvas, 84 x 46 inches