Michael Koropisz is a well-respected portrait painter predominantly working with oil paints, creating paintings inspired by the poses, techniques and the composition of classical portraiture.
He is based in Manchester, UK and works as an artist, historian, presenter, and social media influencer.
Michael has featured in the world news and television on several occasion becoming quite the celebrity in his field. His home decor and fashion are inspired by his great interest in the late 19th century as well as his writings and documentaries.
His work has featured in The Sun, New York Post, Metro, Guardian, LADBible, Unilad and many more on several occasions. The Sun newspaper saw Michael in print on three occasions in 2 months.
Aside from painting, Michael's main passion is in televsion presenting. He has the ability to captivate an audience with his interests and to present confidently with a pleasant, friendly approach.
This is due to his past as a secondary school teacher.
Michael has also featured in interviews and adverts with brands such as KFC and LADBible in which he was interviewed as an acting 'Victorian gentleman who has never tried KFC before'. This interview was led by the celebrity influencer 'Stevo the Madman'.
Michael has painted and presented events with Gino D'Acampo and Jon and Chris Clarke from TOWIE and Love Island.
Born in 1995 in Greater Manchester, UK he grew up in a family of Ukrainian descent.
He went on to study at the prestigious Loreto College where he studied the Arts, Music performance and Baroque composition.
Michael Koropisz holds two university degrees. The first being a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Art History from the Manchester School of Art. The second being a PGCE in Secondary Art and Design. Since leaving university, Michael has led a successful career as an artist, receiving regular commissions from very well known names, including several television icons who remain his close friends to this day.
Michael Koropisz is also a keen pianist and composer with a great interest in the compositions of G.F. Handel and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Inspired and intrigued by Victorian social history with an extensive collection of antiques including original Victorian clothing. He often writes, produces and presents his own comical documentary shorts inspired by the late 19th century.
"My work consists of replicating classical portraiture in a modern day society."
"We live in the shadows of the past. Some of us try to ignore them and others sentimentally hold onto them. I, however, live within them. Through
my studio practice, I debate the ideas of beauty and aesthetic values, based upon the creations of artists from the 18th and 19th centuries."
"Through my work, what I hope to achieve is a display of context wherein the viewer can critically look through the many layers of history, taking from it fragments that still resonate with today’s society, as opposed to those isolated from an informed or questioning eye."
Art related exhibitions and events
2015 -Exhibition at Federation House, Manchester
2016- Exhibition at London Scottish House, Manchester
2017- Exhibition at the Manchester School of Art, Manchester
2017-2018 - Exhibition of two pieces at Aon Benfield, 122 Leadenhall Street, London
May 2018 - Auction of artworks at 122 Leadenhall Street, London (Sold)
2018-2019 - Exhibition and auction at Joblin Gowler solicitors, Macclesfield. A charity auction co-hosted by Joblin Gowler and The Kings School, Macclesfield.
11th May 2019 - Unveiling of the Mayor of Macclesfield's portrait, Silk Museum, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
May 2019 - A sitting with the celebrity chef, Gino D'Acampo.
November 2019 - An evening presenting and handing over my portraits to Gino D'Acampo.
November 2019 - Unveiling ceremony with Jon and Chris Clark from the television shows Love Island and TOWIE.