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The Absurdist art of Michael Cheval is thought-provoking and a joy to examine, but it can also leave viewers with more questions than answers, such as “what is the meaning behind this?”
Cheval says one of the greatest joys he experiences in creating art is starting a “game” with the viewer, where they must solve the riddle of the painting’s hidden meaning. The titles serve as clues, but the rest is left up to the viewer to decipher.
“I turn everything upside down and let people see the common things in a new light from a different angle,” Cheval says. “It’s regular, usual things—it’s about love and hate, about dreams, about magic.”