Michael Stiegler

On Bowery

October 4 - 29 2019

Michael Stiegler  Behind The Bush, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Picnic Day, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Plant Music, 2019, collage artwork from the exhibition On Bowery
Michael Stiegler  Roman, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  An English Rose - Dina Broadhurst X Michael Stiegler X Kate Moss Colab, 2018 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Kate Moss Silver, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Faces - Pink, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Kate Moss Pink, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Faces - Yellow, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Georgia Orange and Pink, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Faces - White, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Georgia Orange and Teal, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  An English Rose (Pink) Dina Broadhurst x Michael Stiegler X Kate Moss Colab, 2019 skateboard
Michael Stiegler  An English Rose (Red) Dina Broadhurst x Michael Stiegler X Kate Moss Colab, 2019 Skateboard
Michael Stiegler  Lioness, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Plant Music, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Bail Bonds, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Blue Flowers, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Curtsy, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Got Your Back, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Home Base, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Lego House, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Lioness, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Partner Approve, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Plant Music, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Reclining, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Red and Black Dress, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Rock Star, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  School time, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Swingers, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Vacuuming, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Kate Moss Rainbow, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Kate Moss Blue, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Kate Moss Pink, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Kate Moss Green, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Two Friends (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Three Cactus (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Cactus Dude (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Cactus Solo (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Date Night #2 (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  DISCO (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Fashion (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Lasy (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Pants Dance (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Planes (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Sleepy Sunday (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Walkies (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Washing Day (unframed), 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Georgia Pumpkin, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Georgia Silver, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery
Michael Stiegler  Georgia Yellow, 2019 art from the exhibition on Bowery at Lone Goat Gallery

"If Basquiat and Keith Haring had a son and he was drawing with his left hand."

Australian artist, designer and photographer Michael Stiegler has worked in Sydney and New York, collaborating with Kate Moss, Dina Broadhurst, Ines Rau, The Kills and The Dark Hawks. His frenetic painting, illustrations and mixed media compliment his edgy photographic style.

On Bowery is a series of works started in 2011 when Michael decided to try his hand at drawing. He had just moved to NYC and was struggling to continue his start-up fashion label Stiegler, despite having the likes of Kate Moss and Chrissy Teigen wearing it.

Michael began working in a retail store in Soho to make ends meet, and started drawing on receipt paper when the store was quiet. The characters were inspired by the people and faces he would see on his way to and from work, walking from Soho down the Bowery to his flat on the Lower East Side. 

Images of pop-culture icon Kate Moss are a centre point of the exhibition, photographed by Michael on a lost weekend in Byron Bay. The face that launched a thousand products, Kate's image appears replicated on multiple mediums including a collaboration with Dina Broadhurst.

His works combine an appetite for art, fashion and photography with an energetic street-art appeal where he says, ugliness and beauty coexist, just as they do in reality. His style is iconic and Stiegler has never drawn the same face twice, possibly drawing tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of faces over the last 8 years.

Michael uses his works as commentary on the excess of contemporary culture, portraying the vulnerability, desire, anxiety and lust for consumption in a modern world.