The expanses of Michael Gorban’s descriptive imaging are boundless. His paintings sail between the artistic experience of the renaissance period and that of the 19th or 21st centuries. His superb representational talents, not limited to the space of actuality, and his imagination, charged by his personal experience and childhood memories of Russia, open before us a broad arc of images with individual, subjective meanings.
They are constructed out of an artistic language well versed in academic painting’s secrets of precision and knowing how to make awe-inspiring use of them. Michael Gorban creates series of paintings featuring subjects such as chairs, windows, music, and so forth. His intensive activity spawns about five one-man shows a year, exhibited mainly in the USA and Japan.