Metascapes explore the transitional space between realism and abstraction where a dream-like inner meditative quality can emerge.  Metascapes are certainly, on one level, seascapes; yet again they are not. The pieces are created without reference to any actually viewed scene and the horizon line can be perceived to be the illusionary boundary for what may be above or below the surface of our awareness.


bG Gallery

Beyond the Lines 

FAB Gallery

Brand Library Art Center

Palos Verdes Art Center

Pacific Art Guild

Los Angeles Muncipal Art Gallery

Hale Art Space

Michael Baroff's work is reminiscent of the paintings of Mark Rothko and have a mystical and spiritual quality, to be appreciated in an intimate relationship between the image and viewer.                - Scott Canty, Director/Curator,  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Metascapes are featured in the publication  Shambhala Art Square One: Vol 1. Issue 2 (Oct - Dec 2016)


Phantom Gallery

Blue 7 Gallery 


Art Insight Gallery

Odalisque Fine Art

Binder Fine Art

Gallery 409

Turcoutte Gallery

Selected Gallery Exhibits

Michael Baroff has painted Metascapes for over 30 years.  His studio is in Santa Monica, California.   He currently serves on the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Public Arts Committee.