Seas of Archimedes 04

Michael Schultheis2012/2012

U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and Lichtenstein

U.S. Embassy in Switzerland and Lichtenstein
Bern, Switzerland

“As humans, we have a fascinating capacity to visualize mathematics. Our analytical concepts can be visualized, written down in notation, and then shared as a logical and visual language for others. These creative issues from our minds are analytical expressions, and the visual process of rendering them is analytical expressionism. This is the world I explore while painting.”
— Michael Schultheis

Seattle-based artist Michael Schultheis finds inspiration and elegance in the world of analytics. Schultheis has a background in mathematics and economics, giving his wildly colored abstract paintings the appearance of chalkboards filled progressively with notations and illustrations. His expressive images mirror the abstract world of numbers and boldly invite viewers to consider the relationship between math and the human experience.


  • Title: Seas of Archimedes 04
  • Creator: Michael Schultheis
  • Date Created: 2012/2012
  • Physical Location: U.S. Embassy Bern
  • Location Created: Seattle, Washington
  • Physical Dimensions: 182.9 x 182.9 cm
  • Provenance: Courtesy of the artist and Winston Wächter Fine Art
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: U.S. Embassy Bern
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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