Michiel Muyres has an abstract style that experiments with the power of shapes and colors. He has already received a number of awards for his work, and despite the fact that he is from Maasbracht, a village in the south of the Netherlands, his work has found buyers and collectors abroad in the U.S.The young artist had already begun to stir up controversy in his early career. He was commissioned by the Dutch city of Maastricht to create an artwork honouring a French musketeer who had led a siege against the city in 1579. Muyres decided to create a gigantic urinal, displaying the signature of ‘d’Artagnan’s’ on the piece (named after Charles de Batz-Castelmore d’Artagnan—the captain of the Musketeers of the Guard who died at the Siege of Maastricht in the Franco-Dutch War).
Muyres’s earlier work involved experimentation with iron and paint, but his practice quickly evolved towards working on large canvasses. He created several large abstract works that play with complex arrangements of shapes and colors, creating illusions that trick the eye.
Muyres is currently working on his DNA of a Masterpiece series, the result of researching of old masters and creating new work, using the most distinct colors and shapes. Muyres believes there is still a lot to be discovered this way.