Lovers of abstract art and single stroke painting are familiar with the creative genius of Michael Lam. Lam has been acclaimed as a master of this technique in which an entire painting is created with a single brush stroke. He has devoted many years of his life to the development of a good understanding of the properties of paper, ink, and brush, and the application of pressure and speed. As his works have evolved and become more complex, he continues to master this technique, inspiring viewers as he illuminates the emotional elements of his subjects.
His impressive works are not without the accolades befitting of an icon; they have been nominated and awarded at many artistic
events. Local and international collectors find his work to be of immense value. His work is permanently displayed in New York Public Library and are included in collections at Columbia University, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, Tenement Museum, New York, and the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York. His work is also found in private collections in England, USA, China, Australia, Japan, South Korea and Italy.
With a keen eye for culture, relation, and texture, and an overall mindful awareness of his artistry, Lam uses movement and contrast in his pieces in a sultry manner: strong strokes, yet openly flowing. His brush contributes to his emotions playing along and creating everlasting waves of color, history, and form. Softly textured backgrounds, creamy pastels, and vibrant hues within each subject make up his masterful work. His calligraphy embraces royal, warm colors, reflecting the serene essence of his abstract paintings. Moreover, he is an artist with a wide range of interests and skills. Each painting is infused with both motion and emotion as he explores the nature of the individual and of life. Rather than being a realistic representation of what he sees, his works are an emotional self-expression in which the brush strokes correspond with the complexity of the physical world, allowing the spontaneity of the ink to flow with the nature of the universe.