Michael Kirkman

Having studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Michael Kirkman graduated from an MA course at the Royal College of Art, London in 2010. He now lives and works in Edinburgh.

Michael’s inspiration comes from a need to communicate moments in time that seem strange or extraordinary, to capture what goes unnoticed. Some important influences include Max Beckmann, Mimmo Paladino, Balthus, Edward Burra and Jim Dine.

Michael has produced commissioned prints for the National Theatre, Faber and Faber and Palace of Westminster (to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee) and has works in the collections of York Art Gallery and Palace of Westminster.

“Kirkman’s drawings are like memories inscribed, or vignettes of lived experience. Just as one can have detailed memories of particular objects from places we have visited, but no recollection of other aspects, so too Kirkman’s images convey a sense of our selective memory…. As he consumes experiences of travel and looking searchingly at the work of others he is developing his own singularly powerful draftsmanship; a constant readjustment to his surroundings.” Simon Martin, Director, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

Hopeful Catch: Michael Kirkman Linocut, 2015, A/P £220 unframed image size 50cmx40cm
Hopeful Catch: Michael Kirkman
Linocut, 2015, A/P
£220 unframed
image size 50cmx40cm
Owl Catcher: Michael Kirkman Monoprint, 2015 £520 framed
Owl Catcher: Michael Kirkman
Monoprint, 2015
£520 framed
The Morning Table: Michael Kirkman, Watercolour, 2015, £565 framed
The Morning Table:
Michael Kirkman,
Watercolour, 2015,
£565 framed
Coursing (after Pisanello): Michael Kirkman Colour linocut, 2015, edition of 30 £275 unframed £375 framed image size 64cmx45cm
Coursing (after Pisanello): Michael Kirkman
Colour linocut, 2015, edition of 30
£275 unframed
£375 framed
image size 64cmx45cm
Summer Boy: Michael Kirkman Linocut, 2015, edition of 4 £255 framed £195 unframed
Summer Boy: Michael Kirkman
Linocut, 2015, edition of 4
£255 framed
£195 unframed
Early Arrival of Icarus: Michael Kirkman Pencil drawing 2015 £435 mounted in conservation grade board, ready for framing image size 75cmx55cm
Early Arrival of Icarus: Michael Kirkman
Pencil drawing
2015
SOLD mounted in conservation
grade board, ready for framing
image size 75cmx55cm
Dance: Michael Kirkman Linocut 2015, edition of 2 £215 framed £175 unframed (also available in a pink version) image size 18cmx26cm
Dance: Michael Kirkman
Linocut
2015, edition of 2
£215 framed
£175 unframed
(also available in a pink version)
image size 18cmx26cm
Theatre. Colour linocut, printed on Somerset satin paper, 2011. Image size: 54cm x 72cm. Edition of 75 commissioned by The National Theatre, London, signed. £355.00 unframed.
Theatre. Colour linocut, printed on Somerset satin paper, 2011. Image size: 54cm x 72cm. Edition of 75 commissioned by The National Theatre, London, signed. £355.00 unframed.
A Distraction Michael Kirkman Pencil drawing 2015 SOLD  image size 75cmx55cm
A Distraction
Michael Kirkman
Pencil drawing
2015
SOLD
image size 75cmx55cm
Trio Michael Kirkman Pencil drawing 2015 £455 mounted in conservation grade board, ready for framing image size 75cmx60cm
Trio
Michael Kirkman
Pencil drawing
2015
£455 mounted in conservation
grade board, ready for framing
image size 75cmx60cm
Puncture. Colour Linocut printed on Fabriano hp paper, 2014. Image size: 595mm x 465mm. Edition of 30, signed. £275.00 unframed
Puncture. Colour Linocut printed on Fabriano hp paper, 2014. Image size: 595mm x 465mm. Edition of 30, signed. £275.00 unframed
Early Start. Reduction colour linocut, with hand finishing, printed on Somerset Satin paper, 2014. Image size 61cm x 70cm. Edition of 15, signed. £295.00 unframed.
Early Start. Reduction colour linocut, with hand finishing, printed on Somerset Satin paper, 2014. Image size 61cm x 70cm. Edition of 15, signed. £295.00 unframed.

 

SOLD. Fish market. Colour, linocut, 2014, printed on Fabriano hp paper. Image size 45cm x 75cm. Edition of 30, signed.
Fruit and Flame. Reduction linocut, printed on Fabriano hp paper, 2014. Image size: 23cm x 32cm, Edition of 20, signed. £180.00 unframed.
Fruit and Flame. Reduction linocut, printed on Fabriano hp paper, 2014. Image size: 23cm x 32cm, Edition of 20, signed. £180.00 unframed.
Waiting on the afternoon. Colour linocut, printed on fabriano hp paper, 2013. Image size: 61 x 44cm. Edition of 18, signed. £275.00 unframed
Waiting on the afternoon. Colour linocut, printed on fabriano hp paper, 2013. Image size: 61 x 44cm. Edition of 18, signed. £275.00 unframed
Middle Ground. Colour linocut, printed on fabriano hp paper, 2013. Image size 30cm x 43cm. Edition of 30, signed. £195.00 unframed.
Middle Ground. Colour linocut, printed on fabriano hp paper, 2013. Image size 30cm x 43cm. Edition of 30, signed. £195.00 unframed.
City Nest. Colour linocut, printed on Lambeth hp paper, 2013. Image size 48cm x 65cm. Edition of 14, signed. £275.00 unframed.
City Nest. Colour linocut, printed on Lambeth hp paper, 2013. Image size 48cm x 65cm. Edition of 14, signed. £275.00 unframed.
Dotted Dress. Colour linocut, printed on fabriano hp paper, 2013. Image size: 32cm x 45cm. Edition of 30, signed. £195.00 Unframed
Dotted Dress. Colour linocut, printed on fabriano hp paper, 2013. Image size: 32cm x 45cm. Edition of 30, signed. £195.00 Unframed
Sunflower Worship. Colour linocut, printed on Somerset satin paper, 2014. Image size 31cm x 40cm. Edition of 15, signed. £175.00 unframed.
Sunflower Worship. Colour linocut, printed on Somerset satin paper, 2014. Image size 31cm x 40cm. Edition of 15, signed. £175.00 unframed.
Cornered Owl. Colour linocut, 2014. Image size 20cm x 30cm. Edition of 20, signed. SOLD. Unframed.
SOLD. Cornered Owl. Colour linocut, 2014. Image size 20cm x 30cm. Edition of 20, signed. Unframed.
SOLD. Between Awake and the Morning. Colour linocut printed on Somerset Satin paper, 2011. Image size 54 x73cm. Edition of 30.
SOLD. Between Awake and the Morning. Colour linocut printed on Somerset Satin paper, 2011. Image size 54 x73cm. Edition of 30.