Michael Lindeman is an artist based in Sydney, Australia. His work often takes form as large-scale text paintings, drifting between stream of consciousness writing and meta-painting.
Lindeman aims for a type of wry institutional critique, addressing issues surrounding cultural meaning and the commodification of art with deadpan humour. The irony of course, is that Lindeman is a willing participant in the commodity culture that increasingly commands contemporary art.
While inverting structures of power and offering an absurd dialogue with the viewer, Lindeman calls into question how financial and cultural value is attached to various branches of creative activity.
Lindeman’s work sets out to activate repressed impulses, embody alienation, disrupt convention and examine the relations of class, taste and cultural identity. While steering viewers into appraising their own experiences, Lindeman’s practice also confronts the realism of his own position as an artist.
Michael Lindeman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours (First Class) in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts, in 2004 from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. Lindeman has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and has received several residencies, prizes and awards.