Living Images

Living Images are digital video loops designed to give form to the imaginary friends and invisible things that are am is be us.

Michael Pope Living Images: Aydea/Woman On The Floor - Emilyn Brodsky
Aydea/Woman On The Floor - Emilyn Brodsky

The first Living Images series “Imaginary Friends & Invisible Things” premiered at gallery 31Grand in New York City (2008) as a part of a group show curated by Barnaby Whitfield.

“Slow moving video loops of richly textured figurative tableaux, Michael Pope’s Living Images draw deeply from the worlds of the neo-romantics, mystic realism and, perhaps more discretely, tantric ritual. Speaking equally to both the divine and perverse within us all, Pope’s Living Images give form to the inner angels and demons of his own creative process and in so doing creates a living mythology.” - 31Grand Catalogue

Michael Pope Living Images: The Key/Woman with Frame - Coral Aorta
The Key/Woman with Frame - Coral Aorta

Michael Pope Living Images: The Lovers/Three Sleeping - Natasha Sorkin, Jasmine Rituper, Duwaun White
The Lovers/Three Sleeping - Natasha Sorkin, Jasmine Rituper, Duwaun White

Michael Pope Living Images: Bloom/Woman on Table - Amelie Benard

Michael Pope Living Images: The Muse/Woman In Rope - Eva Perotta
The Muse/Woman In Rope - Eva Perotta

Michael Pope Living Images: Looking Glass/Woman and Mirror - Kristina Skovby
Looking Glass/Woman and Mirror - Kristina Skovby

Michael Pope Living Images: Ex-Machina/Woman with Star - Jasmine Rituper
Ex-Machina/Woman with Star - Jasmine Rituper

Michael Pope Living Images: The Sleeper/Woman In A Room - Emilyn Brodsky
The Sleeper/Woman In A Room - Emilyn Brodsky

Michael Pope Living Images: The Sleeper/Woman In A Room 2 - Emilyn Brodsky
The Sleeper/Woman In A Room 2 - Emilyn Brodsky

Michael Pope Living Images: Eating Venus/Man with Reclining Woman on Table - BriAnna Olson, Michael Pope
Eating Venus/Man with Reclining Woman on Table - BriAnna Olson, Michael Pope