Michael Schultheis

Gold Spheres of Menelaus 01, 2011

Michael Schultheis

Gold Spheres of Menelaus 01, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 60 in

Limacons for Archimedes, 2014

Michael Schultheis

Limacons for Archimedes, 2014

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 60 in

Morning Cardioids, 2015

Michael Schultheis

Morning Cardioids, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Optics of Euclid 02

Michael Schultheis

Optics of Euclid 02

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 48 in

Pythagorean Hymns, 2015

Michael Schultheis

Pythagorean Hymns, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

Venn Fidelities Sphere (2/3), 2018

Michael Schultheis

Venn Fidelities Sphere (2/3), 2018

Bronze

96 x 60 x 10 in

Venn Jubilee in Plum, 2018

Michael Schultheis

Venn Jubilee in Plum, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 48 in

Bonding Cycloids In Blue, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Bonding Cycloids In Blue, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in

Bonding In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Bonding In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72 in

Contentment In The Cycloids Of Ceva Morning, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Contentment In The Cycloids Of Ceva Morning, 2019

Oil On Canvas

60 x 60 in

Cycloids Of Ceva Center (4/7), 2019

Michael Schultheis

Cycloids Of Ceva Center (4/7), 2019

Bronze

24 x 9 x 2 in

Cycloids of Ceva Key, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Cycloids of Ceva Key, 2019

Bronze with gold patina

48 x 19 x 3 in

Midnight in the Cycloids of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Midnight in the Cycloids of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

60 x 72 in

Passion In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Passion In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72 in

Passionate Cycloids In Plum, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Passionate Cycloids In Plum, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in

Petite Arias for Pythagoras, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Petite Arias for Pythagoras, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 in

Petite Venn Predella, 2017

Michael Schultheis

Petite Venn Predella, 2017

acrylic on panel

12 x 36 in

Tender Bonding For Ceva Midnight, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Tender Bonding For Ceva Midnight, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in

Tender Bonding For Ceva Morning, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Tender Bonding For Ceva Morning, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

60 x 48 in

Tenderness In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Tenderness In The Cycloids Of Ceva, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72 in

Venn Connections in Blue, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Connections in Blue, 2019

Acrylic on Panel

60 x 60 in

Venn Consorts in Blue, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Consorts in Blue, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in

Venn Dreams in Celadon, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Dreams in Celadon, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

72 x 72 in

Venn Fidelities Ceva, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Fidelities Ceva, 2019

Bronze

96 x 60 x 10 in

Venn Pairings in Plum, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Pairings in Plum, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in

Venn Partners in Plum, 2019

Michael Schultheis

Venn Partners in Plum, 2019

Acrylic on Panel

60 x 60 in

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Michael Schultheis
“My paintings are not landscapes - but mindscapes. My ideas come from classical mathematics and the inner chalkboard of my mind where I work out the equations and derive the geometric forms.” -Michael Schultheis Likening the canvas to a chalkboard, contemporary artist, Michael Schultheis creates paintings consisting of layers of mathematical notations and drawings that describe the form and motion of three-dimensional geometric shapes. Using this layering process, he explores form, content and the narrative that develops between them on the canvas. Schultheis is interested in interpreting what happens in the human mind at the intimate and profound moment when analytical ideas render and how we draw them in perpetuity. In addition to his representation with several galleries nationwide, Schultheis has exhibited at the National Academies, the Rotunda Gallery at the National Academy of Sciences, Oregon State University, and The United States Embassy, Athens, Greece. He is included in numerous public and private collections including the National Academy of Sciences, The Mathematical Association of America, City of Seattle, City of Portland, and Tacoma Art Museum. Schultheis currently works and resides in Seattle, Washington. STATEMENT "My paintings are not landscapes - but mindscapes. My ideas come from classical mathematics and the inner chalkboard of my mind where I work out the equations and derive the geometric forms. Through my process I invite the viewer to think about the world in a different way and appreciate the interconnectedness of everything within the experience of life. In these paintings, I explore the geometry of Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse (c 287-212 B.C.) and transpose my ideas into a symbolic and visual language. For example, Archimedes explored the elegant relationship between the volume and surface area of a sphere. The Pantheon in Rome was constructed in the shape of a hemispherical dome on top of a circular cylinder so that the interior sphere that contains the dome rests on the center of the marble floor. This geometry can be seen while standing inside the Pantheon, and in my paintings it pictorially serves as the dioramic space in which I travel into the work. The Oculus at the top of the Pantheon can be seen at the top of these paintings, from which sunlight and the genius of Archimedes stream in."
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