MICHAEL CAMARRA

GODS OF A BROKEN LAND

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June 3rd, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to present Gods Of A Broken Land, an exhibition of 11 brand new acrylic paintings by NYC artist, Michael Camarra.

 

The works, each skillfully executed on wood panel, are ethereal and enchanting. Bending light and chroma in concert with his signature juxtaposition, Camarra’s post-apocalyptic visions balance ancient relics with the technology of today. The twilight glow of his scenes present as otherworldly, however the elements he depicts harken to our own existence, with cell phones and other refuse carrying the same symbolic presence as the artifacts he portrays.

 

Describing the themes and motivation behind his work he writes:

 

“My work has an element of myth to it. I wanted this to really establish that myth. It's all born out of the junk and ephemera of modern living. However all those elements have been given different meaning in this world, they've been given an almost religious significance.

 

…I am constantly fascinated by how much we find from our past that we just don't know the explanation to. We find archaeological artifacts and we can only guess at their use. So I suppose I imagine the inhabitants of my world as doing a lot of that with the various junk that hasn't biodegraded in the distant future and how they'll reinterpret that and incorporate that into their own culture. This really comes to life in my propping and costume design.”

 

Concepts aside, there is no disputing Camarra’s mastery of color. The sharpness of his renderings are made extraordinary through his delicate use of contrast, modulating temperature and saturation to convey an exquisite depth. His preternatural palette glows like neon, yet the smoothness of his value range keeps the works grounded and convincing.

-- writeup by Alexander Medlin II

 

Michael Camarra's GODS OF A BROKEN LAND exhibition will be on view from June 3rd - 26th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of July 3rd, unless other arrangements have been made.

All items marked with a red dot have been sold.
Payment plan options are available.

Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Babylon" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 24" x 18" framed to 25" x 19" $1500 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Mother of The Meadow" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 24" x 18" framed to 25" x 19" $1500 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 24" x 18" framed to 25" x 19" $1500 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Flesh and Oak I" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 18" framed to 13" x 19" $1000 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Flesh and Oak II" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 18" framed to 13" x 19" $1000 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Stone and Vine" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 18" framed to 13" x 19" $1000 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Ascension in The Grove" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 14" x 11" $500 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Elder of a Forgotten Age" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 10" x 10" $475 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Where The Ghosts Dwell" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 14" x 11" $500 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Coronation" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 12" framed to 13" x 13" $565 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Revelation" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 12" framed to 13" x 13" $565 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all works marked with a red dot have been sold.

available pieces are eligible for a past catalog discount and the option to purchase with a payment plan

Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Ziggurat I" (2022) acrylic on wood panel 11" x 14" $460 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"A Ghost In The Valley" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 25.5" x 19.5" $1430 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Go Forth, Spirit" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 24" $800 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Suspended Vision" (2018) acrylic, collage, colored pencil on wood 24 x 24" $2000 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"At Dawn" (2018) acrylic and collage on wood 18 x 18" $1400 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Nemeton II" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 12" $480 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Pilgrim's Progress" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 6" x 12" $250 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Catastrophism" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 14" x 11" $500 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Rise Prometheus" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 25.5" x 19.5" $1430 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"As Above" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 13.5" x 25.5" framed $980 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"So Below" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 13.5" x 25.5" framed $980 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Relics of War" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 12.5" x 15.5" $560 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Echo of Ruins" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 12.5" x 15.5" $560 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Oracle" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 13.5" x 13.5" framed $535 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"A Fallen God" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 13.5" x 13.5" framed $510 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Shrine II" (2021) acrylic on wood 14" x 11" panel $533 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Externsteine II" (2021) acrylic on wood 14" x 11" panel $533 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"A Shrine Song" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 31.5" x 16.5" $1440 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Irrational Invocation" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 6" x 8" $250 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Mudra I" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 6" x 8" $250 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Copse" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 12" $350 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Exterstein" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 12" $350 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Nemeton I" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 24" $800 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Throne of The Gods" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 30" x 24" $1950 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"In Conference with An Elder God" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 12" x 12" $480 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"A Walk of Shadows" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 18" x 18" $975 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Arise Spirit" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 18" x 18" $975 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"A Song At The Edge of The Woods" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 8" x 8" $250 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Deeper, Into The Heart" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 8" x 8" $250 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Cernunos" (2019) acrylic, colored pencil, collage on wood panel 12 x 12" $750 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Apogee I" (2019) acrylic on wood panel 8 x 8" $220 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Apogee II" (2019) acrylic on wood panel 8 x 10" $225 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Apogee III" (2019) acrylic on wood panel 8 x 10" $220 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Two Thirty Nine" (2019) acrylic on wood panel 16" dia. $700 USD

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Michael Camarra
Michael Camarra

"Kupala" (2019) acrylic & colored pencil on wood panel 18 x 18" framed to 19 x 19" $875 USD

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