Michael Kulick is an eclectic,up and coming contemporary artist based in Florida. A self–taught painter,Kulick has also worked in sculpture, woodworking and drawing. His most recent works,made primarily in oil paint,titter back and forth between traditional portraits inspired by the artist’s appreciation for the master painters of the Italian Renaissance and abstract expressionist works that resonate with Pollock and the New School. Using his work as means of self-‐expression,bits and pieces of Kulick’s character and soul can be found in between rich line work and the highly textured surfaces of his paintings. Painting, for him, is equivalent to conversation. Kulick communicates to his audiences his familiarity with art, growth, love, emotion and most of all passion. An artist of true passion, Michael Kulick creates works not for himself, but for everyone and everything he encounters and holds dear. Despite his resilient preference for oil painting, Kulick is not shy to other mediums. Kulick’s artistic experience includes but is not limited to acrylics, pastels, pen and ink, wood, clay, and latex. Kulick exemplifies the dynamic nature of today’s ultra modern and eccentric society. Inspired by a wide variety of genres, influenced by a plethora of artists, Kulick steadily keeps his mind and his palette wide open. Michael Kulick was born in Whitestone NY. A native New Yorker, Michael currently resides in Florida after spending majority of his later childhood and young adult years in South Carolina. The duality of his experience -‐ growing up both a northern and a southerner -‐ emanates from his works. He is deeply inspired by both the fast, dynamic life of NYC and the relaxed, passionate nature of the South. Kulick intends to further extend his journey as a life long creator of his love, his passion, his art. Kulick has exhibited work at the Soapstone Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, he has shown works throughout central Florida including The Abbey and The CityArts Factory, both in Orlando, and the Appleton Museum in Ocala.