Longhofer’s figurative inversion combines the muse with different types of visual manipulations. He investigates how intimately the figure and the ground are intertwined. Michael immerses the human being into an environment using different techniques. He demonstrates how the model participates in the background. Longhofer’s investigation of a figure-ground inversion brings together traditional painting methods with a new process to show the tensions between focus and ground, object and subject, humanity, and nature.
Figurative Inversion- “My investigation of a figure-ground inversion in painting brings together traditional painting methods with a new process to show the tensions between focus and ground, object, and subject, humanity, and nature.” Michael Longhofer MFA
All of the Inversion paintings in this virtual gallery are available to add to your collection. The artworks displayed include original drawings and oil and acrylic paintings. The size, media, and ground (surface) vary. The drawings are matted, framed in black, and topped with UV glass. Longhofer paints the gallery wrapped edges to match each piece. The work is ready to hang and does not require any additional hardware.
Inversion Limited Editions
Inversion limited editions in the slideshow below are available if you’re looking for unique images. The studio creates limited editions on metal and canvas. Limited edition prints on metal and giclees are made to order. The size of each edition is 500, and the number of each print is based on the order of date received. Please allow 10 business days for production.