Mike Shine | This Machine Kills Fascists

Mike Shine | This Machine Kills Fascists | Mortal Machine Gallery

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This Machine Kills Fascists 

9” X 12” Housepaint on Wood Panel

 Mike Shine's interests range from surfing to carnivals, and his dynamic approach to art making manifests as immersive installations, which he's created throughout the Bay Area at local museums, galleries, and even at his home in Bolinas, "The Shine Shack." His artwork is inspired by carnival aesthetics and his own narrative about Dr. Flotsam, a clown character who represents the darker aspects of life, and was inspired by the legend of Faust and the fictional demon, Mephistopheles.

 A portion of the profits will be donated to the ACLU

In August 2020 this Mike Shine piece centered around a major election issue that concerns us all went viral. We have since seen it reposted everywhere countless times, including by art critic Jerry Saltz, Playboy Magazine, The Nation, Daryl Hannah, Sarah McCarthy and David Crosby. Folks in major cities even projected it at night onto their post offices as peaceful protest.