Mike Shaffer

Mike Shaffer


J. Paul Getty Center, Los Ageles, CA

Self Portrait, 2003

At Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD 1997 

Ever since I was a young guy in the 1960s, I had a deep-seated fascination with the theories and philosophies associated with the fundamental definitions of what has come to be known as art. So it is no surprise that the idea of some sort of multidisciplinary perspective has continued to dominate my thinking. Beyond such speculation, I cannot offer an explanation for the diverse—and to some the scattered approach—I take to what I do. I want to make things that are uniquely entertaining, thought-provoking, important and relevant.

In front of studio, 2004

Me Wearing Dave's Glasses, Digital image from graphite on paper, 2005