kelly mccormick

Born and raised in Michigan, Kelly McCormick received his BFA from the University of Michigan and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been living in New York City since 1999 and currently resides in Brooklyn.

Artist Statement

In this series, the paintings suggest a dialogue between distortion of scale and man versus nature.

My process begins with exploring the world around me. I seek out interesting compositions through photography that will carry over into my paintings. Water, glass or metal are identifiable images on their own, however, I seek the unique elements within.

This process makes something ordinary seem extraordinary. For example, an aerial photo may look like graffiti, or crushed metal may look like an abstraction. By casting a different light we might see that the things we manufacture are like nature itself.

57th Street, Oil on Canvas, 48"x34"

Aerial, Oil on Canvas, 48"x34"

Crushed Chrome, Oil on Canvas, 48"x34"

Ice, Oil on Canvas, 65"x57"

Swimming Pool, Oil on Canvas, 48"x34"