When the world hits times like these, artists get to work, gathering the pure feeling from the volksgeist and naming it with their work. The British painter Anthony Micaleff has consistently dug his hands into the proverbial soil, excavating biting social commentaries for the better part of the last two decades. However, in recent years, Micaleff has imbued his paintings with a raw, personal emotion that cannot be ignored. They seem to communicate a direct confrontation with our collective suffering, translating the confusion, exhaustion, and pain into an image that speaks at deafening volume. Days spent covered in paint, drained from the emotionally and physically taxing process, he brings such feelings to light, or, in his own words, he “unearths…

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