Michael Mapes Human Specimens

Michael Mapes Human Specimens
Artist Michael Mapes has created portraits which we, at Mimi Berlin, like very much. The portraits are made out of many different, collaged fragments pinned onto the background like they were insects. You could say he dissected the human species. Below images of Specimen: E.V.Y. made in 2017 and, from the same series but dated 2007; Male Specimen: SS
Specimen: E.V.Y., Michael Mapes, 2017, 14″ x 16″ x 3.5″, Made with photographic prints, botanical elements, hair, insect pins, gelatin capsules, specimen containers, sand, dirt.

Male Specimen: SS, Michael Mapes, 16″ x 14″ x 3″. Made with photographic prints, misc collage materials, insect pins, pinning foam, glass vials, magnifiers, gelatin capsules, petri dish, resin filled plastic containers, within wood box with glass cover.

Make sure to check out his website to see other series made in a similar way like the Pin-Up or the Dutch Masters series for instance!

ARTIST FIRST Paper Only: The Exhibition in Amsterdam

ARTIST FIRST Paper Only: The Exhibition in Amsterdam

Artist First, Paper Only is an exhibition at Boeske Projects in Amsterdam. This group exhibition, including drawings, installations and special contributions, opened yesterday and can be seen through the 4th of November 2017.

(A small panorama made by Mimi Berlin at ARTIST FIRST, Paper Only: The Exhibition )

Recapping it all a tiny nutshell
Like the title says; Artist First is created (read all about that on the site) to make the artist important again (as opposed to the modern-day importancy of curators, trends, status, money etc.) and to show the “expressive power of the individual artwork—and with it, the artist’s autonomous position” (quote via Edo Dijksterhuis at artslant.com)

We, at Mimi Berlin think The Artist First, Paper Only is an exhibition which is certainly worth your visit!

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the opening and took some Party-Snaps. See those HERE

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Colorcharted Images by Mimi Berlin

Colorcharted Images by Mimi Berlin

The Resort series

 

The Tiny Living series

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