Born in New York in 1954, Michel Koven lived in London where he studied architecture and worked in the world of advertising and design. Since the early 90s he has been living in Valencia. His passion for photography began at an early age and the camera has always been his most faithful travel companion. He soon began to combine his photographic work with painting. After a period in which watercolour became his means of expression, his painting evolved towards a mixed technique combining his two passions: photography and painting.
His Photomyths – a name coined by the artist himself to label his most recent work are photomontages which are inspired by classical mythology and recreate the rich universe of a marked dreamlike quality that dominates his compositions.
Both in his role as photographer and painter, Michel Koven has exhibited in galleries in Spain, France and the UK His most recent work –a retrospective of his work of the last seven year-s was first shown at the Piers Feetham Gallery in London in September 2011. His latest exhibitions have taken place in Valencia, at Cafe Berlin (September 2012 ) and the Exhibition Hall of The Rambleta in October 2013, Cambrils Rambla of Art in May 2013, Cultur3 Gijon in July 2015, Factory Art Mojacar in April 2016 and Cultur3 Gijon in September 2016.