Michael Rader’s images grow and evolve with his surroundings and are influenced not only by his physicality in the world, but in the work as well. His fascinating approach to painting creates a multiplicity of theme and images as the canvases unfold and unfold again, while opening the images from the inside out like the gutting of a large animal. This dynamic struggle to literally cut open the canvas to expose the art within breaks the boundaries of a conventionally flat surface to create a new dimension of artistic form. Michael has created a malleable two dimensional surface without relying on a dense or mountainous layer of paint to achieve a new space in works of canvas. Michael lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.