Happy to have you here!
Thank you for visiting the website of exhibition Deep inside my mind. My name is Mike, and I am the photographer behind this exhibition. This event is a large follow-up to my last year's solo exhibition Alone;Not Alone.
For the past centuries, portrait artist are valued for projecting the essence of the subject into the art piece. The desire to represent the subject in a reflective manner, or in other words "portraying" them, have persisted and is still basis of portrait genre, especially in photography.
However, every piece of art is a representation of artists' essence as well. Their feelings, experiences, time and place in history, everything is embedded in a piece of art. Consciously or not, artists blend themselves with their subjects into an unparalleled mixture of unique individuals.
"Deep inside my mind" is an exploration of the my psyche through portraits of others. By setting the subject in an unfamiliar time and space, directing their pose and facial expression, or even by altering their outfit and body, I minimalize the essence of the model and emphasize my own emotions, fears, and desires. At the end, the feelings hidden deep inside my mind end up on my photographs.
Welcome to my world.
Artworks will include:
The exhibition will also include works from my previous exhibition Alone; Not Alone
〒150-0031 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sakuragaokacho, 16−12 桜丘フロントビル 1階
〒150-0031 東京都渋谷区桜丘町１６−12 桜丘フロントビル 1階
My name is Michal Mocarski, also called Mike.
I am a self-learned portrait and fine art photographer. I was born in Poland, and have been living in Japan and South Korea for the past ten years.
While on daily I photograph idealized portraits of my clients, my artworks are the only way to express my own ideas and feelings. My method includes rigorous digital retouch in order to make my fantasies look more real than reality. I take inspiration from modern paintings and classical religious art, bringing the aesthetique of the past to a modern genre of portrait photography.
Holding a solo exhibition is the best way to connect with my viewers, so if you see me at the venue don't be afraid to come up and chat with me.