Inside the Studio

Michel Keck

What are the major themes you pursue in your work?

The major theme I pursue in the majority of my work is the struggle between good and evil, opposing forces, dark and light.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

The best advice I’ve received was not words given to me directly, but rather from a quote by artist Mark Kostabi’s:  “Luck plays no role in art world success. It’s your own responsibility to create your success, which is a result of making thousands of constant decisions – focused, professional tenacity – day after day of keeping commitments to yourself and to those you make promises to. If you fail, it’s all your fault. If you succeed, you deserve all the credit.”

Prefer to work with music or in silence?

I always listen to music.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?

No contest, it would most definitely be Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Who are your favorite writers?

When I find spare time to read it is almost always literature on natural healing, diet, fasting, health and fitness. I particularly like the following authors: Paul Bragg, Arnold Ehret, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Brenda Cobb, and David Wolfe to name a few.



About the Author

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