Mike Marcus print release

mike marcus exogamy Mike Marcus print release

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.

mannequin with mask Mike Marcus print release


Mark

Mark is the founder of UK Street Art. He enjoys blogging, cooking new food and bad tv.

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