Hampus Sjöberg (born March 4, 1995), better known as Michael Artz, is a Swedish artist.
His works are both abstract and figurativ pieces.
In Michael Artz's artistry, he works a lot with portraying and capturing an impression of his artistic vision of the world with his views, values and creative expression. Working mostly with acrylics, but also finding new ways to evolve, express and creating art. The art practice tends to mold to his environment, due both external and internal inspiration. Often experimenting with various mediums, materials and colors to find new discoveries in his artistic world.
Artz´s creativity is built upon a palette where color becomes its own language of transformation, be it social, political or personal. Where the artwork are made with the intention of empowerment, humility and curiosity. Each artwork becomes a symbol of the inspiration and references of Artz artistic perspective of the society with influences of history, values and his Swedish origins.
Michael Artz' influences comes from painters like David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. But also with inspirations from artist and creators like Lady Gaga, Gianni Versace.
Michael Artz has also an intresse in many creative fields like music, fashion, design.
Over the past years, Michael Artz has worked hard to incorporate his own values into his art. Artz's intention with his art is that it should also have influences and issues that are important to him as an artist, such as human rights, LGBTQ rights, spirituality and people with hearing loss.