Mike Halem was born on Nov. 12, 1960 in EL Fayoum , Egypt After several years of living in Austria and Italy, Mike Immigrated to USA in 1985 to attend United States International University in San Diego where he obtained his MBA , and DBA - ABD Strategic Management. Since Jan. 2000, Mike has been studying Painting and drawing at several community colleges in San Diego.
Mike uses many different mediums, such as oil, acrylics, and watercolor. He believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to his artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
MIke artwork takes a critical view of his life journey and his inner struggle. This is the way he tells his story and express how he really feels. Mike paint the world he sees in his visions and dreams. Through painting, Mike can visit his imaginary world to speak his mind the way he sees it. Mike‘s work is only successful if it expresses how he feels. In his previous works, Mike developed mystical, figurative and abstract paintings. Most of his subjects contain figures with dramatic expressions and colors. Others describe places he visited in his imagination and dreams.
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