Macku Michal 125/1 AP
the photo: H 61.5 cm W 49.5 cm with the frame: H 84 cm W 73 cm
Macku Michal was born in Czechoslovakia in 1963 and has been interested in photography from an early age. Since 1992 he has worked as a freelance photographer. He himself developed a procedure that he calls “gel-layer” (combination of gelatin and collage), which consists of removing the fixed photo-sensitive emulsion from a photo from its original base and applying it to a transparent gelatin layer on photographic paper. can then be physically manipulated and re-modeled. He usually uses photos of his own body. Each work is original. His gellages are limited to an edition of 12 per work. They are also referred to as “print graphics-multiple graphics”.
The offered work was bought by me from the Czech artist during the Photo Festival in Turnhout in 2006. It was written by him on paper (see photo) and is the work with number 125/1 AP2, and thus an épreuve d’artiste. The work shows two naked men in a room, one squatting in front, the other standing at the window. At the bottom right, the work is stamped with his logo “MICHAL MACKU” and hand signed. It is not numbered, but it is numbered by him on his written sales note as 125/1 AP2. So absolutely top work by an artist who is now world famous in the world of photographic art. He exhibited worldwide.