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The following reviews and testimonials were written in exhibition guest books or received spontaneously from people who wished to share their experience of Misha Bittleston's work.


Mysterious. Trying to penetrate the veil that covers dreams and visions; seeking for meaning in the harmony of color. His paintings often evoke musical compositions all wrapped in structural harmonies of poetry. Rare harmonies. They sometimes seem randomly put together but they are organized in a very conscious way. They give the surfaces lightness and/or weight, revolt and/or appease. – Marguerite Saegesser I am impressed by the risks Bittleston takes, the boundaries he pushes, and the way these are evidenced by the assortment of media he explores. – Sarah Cramer Misha is a cosmic rascal, his paintings are very metaphysical they bring the soul into focus. – Ron Le Blanc Misha Bittleston lives in mythos as he breathes the logos. His art creates a bridge to bring the invisible world which he has access to into the realm of the ordinary senses in which most of us live. – Rainbow Rosenbloom Misha's trademark ghostly figures and colorful dreamlike images evoke the idea of radioactive people walking in explosive landscapes. – Palo Alto Weekly The influence of William Blake in Misha's work seems to have diminished for me. The difference is that he draws better than Blake. Not since Rembrandt have I seen work like this.– Henry Violin Beautiful work with a very unique technique and style.– Theo Fanning Misha Bittleston's paintings are very interesting and well done, masterful use of monochromatic materials. I see a lot of fractal imagery in his forms.– Bruce MacEvoy I was very taken with Misha Bittleston's work, both visual and written. The black and white paintings in particular have a powerful clarity that can only be found when an artist truly "follows the work".– Cheryl Isaacson I really like Misha Bittleston's art - it's very elegant and groovy.– Lorna Li I love your work, it's got a lot of depth and force. If you were a woman I'd say, "You go, girl!".– Lael Weyenberg I really liked the work on the site (the black-and-white especially), got a kick out of the writing, and thought the overall site design was really great.I've shown your website to my boss, and he was also swept away with the artwork, especially the 2003 street views and the Daliesque figures. Your work is highly imaginative, and I am rarely impressed with new art with such immediacy as it happened this time.– Anna Seluyanova I really enjoy passing by your installation at night. It has such a presence. Your work truly speaks to me from both a place of spirit and science. It's such a worthy exploration. I like the name of the installation too "While Joy Was Sleeping". I know Joy is your other, but I like the thought of joy, the emotion, being asleep. It's like sadness is the dream state (the illusion) and joy is the experience we can wake to (reality).– Brian Eder I am attracted to Misha Bittleston's black and white works. Lots of movement, beauty and really captivating shapes.– Mindy Wilson
Mysterious. Trying to penetrate the veil that covers dreams and visions; seeking for meaning in the harmony of color. His paintings often evoke musical compositions all wrapped in structural harmonies of poetry. Rare harmonies. They sometimes seem randomly put together but they are organized in a very conscious way. They give the surfaces lightness and/or weight, revolt and/or appease.

I am impressed by the risks Bittleston takes, the boundaries he pushes, and the way these are evidenced by the assortment of media he explores.
– Sarah Cramer

Misha is a cosmic rascal, his paintings are very metaphysical they bring the soul into focus.
– Ron Le Blanc

Misha Bittleston lives in mythos as he breathes the logos. His art creates a bridge to bring the invisible world which he has access to into the realm of the ordinary senses in which most of us live.
– Rainbow Rosenbloom

Thanks for the invitation to your fabulous art show! Your work overwhelms, delights, fascinates, and inspires me. I want, I want, I want and I love, I love, I love your work / play / art.
– Marcie Rose, 1993

Misha's trademark ghostly figures and colorful dreamlike images evoke the idea of radioactive people walking in explosive landscapes.
– Erik Espe, Palo Alto Weekly

My daughter* and I went to see your show at Stanford yesterday (finally). We thought it terrific. I love your use of Color, Texture and great imagination. Keep up the great work! [*She went twice].
– Kathy Sharpe

The influence of William Blake in Misha's work seems to have diminished for me. The difference is that he draws better than Blake. Not since Rembrandt have I seen work like this.
– Henry Violin

Beautiful work with a very unique technique and style.

Misha Bittleston's paintings are very interesting and well done, masterful use of monochromatic materials. I see a lot of fractal imagery in his forms.

I was very taken with Misha Bittleston's work, both visual and written. The black and white paintings in particular have a powerful clarity that can only be found when an artist truly "follows the work".

Look at his site or a bit of it you could spend a lifetime on it. Some amazing, very inspiring work.

His work is incredible. I can't believe how prolific he is. My goodness, he must work all of the time! I'd love to see his work in other shows some day, so I'll keep up with his website.
– Jo Jackson

I really like Misha Bittleston's art - it's very elegant and groovy.
– Lorna Li

I love your work, it's got a lot of depth and force. If you were a woman I'd say, "You go, girl!".
– Lael Weyenberg

As a fellow painter and writer, I relate to your subject matter. I admire your work, and am certain it's influence will remain with me throughout my painting career.
– Renee Grundgeiger

I really liked the work on the site (the black-and-white especially), got a kick out of the writing, and thought the overall site design was really great.
I've shown your website to my boss, and he was also swept away with the artwork, especially the 2003 street views and the Daliesque figures.
Your work is highly imaginative, and I am rarely impressed with new art with such immediacy as it happened this time.
– Anna Seluyanova

I really enjoy passing by your installation at night. It has such a presence. Your work truly speaks to me from both a place of spirit and science. It's such a worthy exploration. I like the name of the installation too "While Joy Was Sleeping". I know Joy is your other, but I like the thought of joy, the emotion, being asleep. It's like sadness is the dream state (the illusion) and joy is the experience we can wake to (reality).

I am attracted to Misha Bittleston's black and white works. Lots of movement, beauty and really captivating shapes.

Splendid work. philosophy made concrete.
– Rick Berry

I am truly honored to have and hold the print as my most treasured art piece.  It spoke to me in profound ways when I first saw it, catching me off-guard, both exciting me and baffling me all at once.  Indeed, it revealed my most hidden emotions, some I had not even been consciously aware of.  It is magical.  Be assured it means more to me than the money it is worth, and I will hold it in high esteem, as I would all of your work.

I couldn't find your bio so I based my assessment of you on the fact that artnet.com called you one of the most popular artists of January. (?? Whatever that means.) And when I saw your work I could see its potential and so thought you were the latest discovery of the art world. (I have a good sense about these things. You will be.)

So I've finally found your bio. You've gone a tough course. If you knew anybody important in the art world, you would have been discovered a lot sooner. It's refreshing to see someone do what you've done: showing in cafe shops and competition exhibits and what not.

My impression is that Salvadore Dali is working through you. Do you ever feel his presence when making art? You're right about the "ether" and being able to attract the help of the "muses" by being willing to channele their ideas so deligently. But you have to be careful. (Have you seen the movie, White Noise? A dude movie, but it shows how close spirit world really is.

Do you plan to ever work large scale?
– Steven Martin

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