Portraits Made From Collaged "Specimens"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Taking hundreds of tiny photographs, gelatin capsules, vials, insect pins, and other "specimens," artist Michael Mapes collages his own interpretation of renowned dutch portraits. Using the paintings of Rembrandt, Nicolaes Eliasz PIckenoy, and others, Mapes recreates the work in painstaking detail using the tiny fragments and pins. 

The Dissecting Works of Michael Mapes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New York artist Michael Mapes is a collector. Well, maybe not your typical one. His art is inspired by scientific specimen collections. His photographs themselves question the logic behind the organization of each piece. By dissecting and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, and on insect pins, he has created a "biographical DNA"...

Outsiders & Objects at Parlor Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 13, 2011
Ashbury Park, New Jersey’s Parlor Gallery presents the opening a new group show Outsiders & Objects, exploring the genre of outsider art as well as the way artists utilize objects in their artwork.

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