Myke Venable is a Houston-based artist whose practice incorporates a minimalist painting style, shaped canvases, and simplified geometric forms. His current body of work explores shifting consciousness and a new awareness of the world. His minimal, ever-so-slightly shifted compositions subtly throw the viewer off-balance. Influenced by the minimalist approaches of artists like Sol Lewitt, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, and Donald Judd, Venable seeks to strip his canvases down to the basics of composition, using an intuitive process to determine their geometry and colors. By shifting the center of balance, Venable encourages us to allow our own perspectives to shift.
Myke Venable was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1966 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Lamar University. His work is reviewed in "New American Paintings West" Vol 102 and is featured in collections such as Hess Energy and Puffer Sweiven in Houston, and the Museum of Geometric MADI Art in Dallas. His work is traded both in the US and internationally. He has worked in New York and currently lives and works in Houston.