Mike Falcon is a self-taught artist whose work evolved from his early graffiti forays in Venice Beach, California and New York City. Incorporating the influence of artists like Basquiat, Warhol, Mimmo Rotella, and Jackson Pollock. Falcon’s experiments with new mediums and techniques led to his current complex work on canvas which led Mike to numerous gallery exhibitions in Europe and throughout the United States.
In 2006 he arrived in his signature style, printed material made almost abstract by applying multiple layers of collaged strips, embedded with codified messages through word logos, shadow silhouettes, reconstructed cultural icons, and photography. Superheroes, pop figures, and cultural obsessions abound in Falcon’s work, juxtaposed with his ubiquitous word symbols. His obsession with the graphical is fed by his experience at the gritty periphery of the New York cityscape, where paper-plastered advertising walls reveal their histories layer by layer and now three dimensional. His deeply organized chaos combines this gritty aspect of the photographic cityscape with an ironic view of the contemporary American cultural scene.