„Flora”, a Michal Maka,mural inspired by the sculpture of Flora, which is located in the courtyard of the Kalisz city hall. It is part of the series of works “Digital Gods“, in which he makes painting attempts related to digital error. In the project, Michal Maka tries to combine inspirations with today’s digital art with the image of ancient, classic sculptures. The work is aimed at reproducing various processes that are generated by incorrect data recording: the passage of time, imperfections of reproduction, mechanical and digital damage. The visual defect is the starting point for creating figurative paintings in their own way, which begin to present something completely new.
”Through my work, I would like to get the viewer to reflect on the multidimensional space of abstraction and artistic truth. We treated the Greek-Roman canon of beauty as a model for perfect images. Today’s technology gives us almost unlimited possibilities for perfect data processing and creating perfect works, but it is a mistake, like a hand gesture, that gives the work originality. In the “Digital Gods” project, I juxtapose two different worlds to ask how the value of art has evolved over the centuries, in what period it is now and where we are going.”
In my works, I use universal images of Greek gods, but also classic works from my immediate surroundings, such as the sculpture ‘Flory’, which is located in the Kalisz city hall. By painting the mural, I would like to familiarize the inhabitants and visitors of Kalisz with the sculpture of Flora and enter its portrait in the context of the city. In works it refers to the aesthetics of “glitch art”.
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