Controversial photographer-cum-conceptual street artist Mike Marcus is set to release the first print from his new ‘Exogamy 2’ series.
Here’s a little explanation from the Mike Marcus PR machine for all you justifiably bemused readers!
The image features a triptych of intersexual hybrid figures, each a digital “genetic” synthesis of the artist’s own self-portrait with that of a woman who he encountered in his daily life. In this case, he met each of the donor females via a different Internet social network.
There will be an accompanying release of 33 unique large format public works; one placed in each of the London boroughs. This is indicative of a new creative direction for Marcus, marrying his ‘street art’ and ‘fine art photography’ careers into one unified practice.
The edition consists of 85 20×16 inch silver gelatin photographs on 300gsm fiber based semigloss paper, individually hand printed by the artist in the darkroom from a digital internegative. Each print is hand finished to archival standards, signed and numbered verso and expected to last for over 150 years*.
Mike’s probably best known for his paste-ups of the mannequin with the gas mask, you know the one? If not, check the jump. For more from Mike visit his ‘Artpolitic’ blog here.