Michael Mapes Figurative Photograph - "Dutch Female CvV"
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 11 images

Michael Mapes
"Dutch Female CvV"

2018

About

Archival prints, insect pins, capsules, acrylic containers, plastic bags, magnifying box. The NY artist examines new subjects and subject matter in two related series of work that intersect unique process and artistic profundity. Mapes's portraits are an extension of his ongoing “Human Specimens” series, portraiture that analyzes the physical and biographical attributes of the artist's subjects. ​ Alongside “Human Specimens,” the artist presents a new series of work examining the elements of vanitas, a type of 17th century still life that served as a reminder of mortality and the trivial nature of earthly pleasures. By deconstructing historical and contemporary symbols of vanity, Mapes has created his own intricate and meditative survey of the vanitastheme. In the shared setting of the gallery, the two series work to both complement and contrast each other. One offers a delicate perspective of life, the other highlights its impermanence. In both series, the artist explores ways to push the scientific metaphor that has become proprietary to his work. Referencing forensic, entomological, and biological sciences through shared materials and compositional conventions, Mapes encourages a reading of the work that is informed by a pseudo-scientific framework with artistic intention. As the curator Brian Hannon wrote, “His unique appropriation of traditional ideas on portraiture and taxonomy convey the inherent tension between a methodical objectivity and an unavoidable psychological subjectivity.” Mapes applies his unique form of classifying and organizing content to these dimensional collages, which seem equal part art and scientific specimens. ​

Details

  • Artist
    Michael Mapes (American)
  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 28 in. x D 3.5 in.H 86.36 cm x W 71.12 cm x D 8.89 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU37133567811
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.8 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Female Investigation
Female Investigation
Michael Mapes
2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography
Plastic, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Pins
Archival prints, insect pins, capsules, acrylic containers, plastic bags, magnifying box
Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo
Nick Veasey
Contemporary Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper, Plexiglass
Nick Veasey X-Ray Photo with a plexiglas face We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… I like to counter this obsessio...
City Bowler
City Bowler
Nick Veasey
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper, Plexiglass
Nick Veasey X-ray photograph with a plexiglas face We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… I like to counter this o...
"Davi (L 90˚)"
"Davi (L 90˚)"
Peter Combe
2010s Contemporary Mixed Media
Archival Paper
Mixed media (household paint swatches). Framed with museum quality non-glare glass. I am consumed by the subtle magic that occurs when playing with light, color and movement in my a...

More Ways to Browse

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries