The first thing that hits one, when a body of Michel Delgado’s work is shown together, is the enormous fecundity of his image making. He cannot seem to avoid producing image after image in what seems a compulsive need to spew his talent out in every direction. It seemed too much of a good thing until I recalled Mae West’s observation that, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” Taken individually, each work’s fresh and compelling. Taken in large doses, Delgado’s ability to create ever new variations is overwhelming. If quantity is as important as quality in art, an observation that I firmly believe is true, then Michel Delgado must be regarded as a serious contender in the confusing miss en scene of ‘now art,’ spilling out a panoply of images with the energy of a careless profligate.
– Reese Palley
Art Historian & Author