Mikael Takacs

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"Washington"

"Washington"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 28 x 2 inches $2500

"Van Gogh"

"Van Gogh"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 28 x 2 inches $old

"Van Gogh"

"Van Gogh"

detail

"Van Gogh"

"Van Gogh"

Side detail

Warhol 1968 70x70cm

Warhol 1968 70x70cm

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 28 x 2 inches $2500

"Lincoln 1863"

"Lincoln 1863"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 28 x 2 inches $2500

"Picasso 1961"

"Picasso 1961"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 40 x 2 inches $3300

"Michelangelo 1508"

"Michelangelo 1508"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 40 x 2 inches $3300

"Franklin 1778"

"Franklin 1778"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 40 x 2 inches $3300

"Kusama 2015"

"Kusama 2015"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 28 x 2 inches $2500

"Velazquez 1650"

"Velazquez 1650"

Acrylic on canvas 28 x 40 x 2 inches $3300

Mikael Takacs is a marbler based in Stockholm, Sweden. He uses pipettes to distribute acrylic paint across the canvas to create his subjects, which he then distorts by dragging the paint around using various tools, such as sticks and combs. He combines the classic abstract expression of marbling with concrete figures. This results in intricate razorsharp patterns swirling across the canvas as you look at it up close, which then takes the form of a portrait as you take a few steps back. Even though the patterns in themselves are very sharp they can make the figure look blurry or fuzzy. The vivid and abstract is in contrast to the vague and figurative.

Variations of this technique has been around for hundreds of years, but in spite of that, his pieces are often mistaken for digital art. Marbling is said to originate in the 12th century Japan as "Suminagashi", and centuries later made it's way to Europe through the Ottoman Empire and the "Ebru" method.

Solo exhibitions:
2019/08 Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2017/05 Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2016/12 Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2016/03 Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.

Group exhibitions:
2021/08 “Emerging To Established 12th Annual Group Show”, Krause
Gallery, New York City.
2021/06 “Sommar” Galleri Lohme, Malmö.
2021/06 "Auksjonsutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2021/05 “15 Year Anniversary Show”, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2021/05 “Unknown Faces” Galerie Sept, Brussels.
2021/04 “In Sweden”, Galleri Lohme, Malmö.
2020/11 “Summer Group Show”, 19Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast.
2020/06 “Quarantine Collection”, Banditto Art and Dynamisk, Digital.
2020/01 "Auksjonsutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2019/11 “Threesome”, 19Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast.
2019/06 “POP EYE No2”, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2019/06 “Auksjonsutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2019/04 “We’re still here”, Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg.
2019/01 "Auksjonsutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2018/12 "5th Art Collector Starter Kit", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2018/08 "20 års jubileumsutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2018/08 "Delusional", Jonathan LeVine Projects, Jersey City.
2018/05 "20x20x20", Vertical Gallery, Chicago.
2018/03 "Hello My Dear", Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg.
2018/03 "GW remix III" Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2018/02 "Visuel & Venner", Kattesundet 10, Copenhagen.
2018/02 "First" Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg.
2018/01 "Auksjonsutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2017/12 "Vintersalong", Galleri Backlund, Gothenburg.
2017/11 "Juleutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2017/09 25th anniversary show "Cirkus Wolfsen", Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2017/09 "AEA 2017 Showcase", Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia.
2017/07 "15th Anniversary exhibition", Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg.
2017/06 "Auksjonsutstilling", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2017/04 "4th Art Collector Starter Kit", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2017/03 "Trumpomania", Salomon Arts Gallery, New York.
2017/01 "Sensory Overload", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2016/09 "Urban Dawn II", Factory Lofts, Beirut.
2016/08 "MUD", Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2016/08 "18th Anniversary show", Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2016/08 "10th Anniversary show", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2016/06 Auksjonsutstilling, Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo.
2016/03 "4th Annual 12X12 Group Show", Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco.
2016/02 "Below the surface", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2016/01 "Asymmetrical Diptych Party", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2015/12 "Puls'16", Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2013/12 “Gruppenausstellung”, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin

Art fairs:
2019/02 Art Herning, with Galerie Wolfsen, Herning.
2018/10 Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, with Galleri Ramfjord, Stockholm.
2018/09 North Kunstmesse, with Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2018/01 Art Herning, with Galerie Wolfsen, Herning.
2017/12 Scope Miami, with Galerie Wolfsen, Miami.
2017/09 Kunstmesse Odense, with Galerie Wolfsen, Odense.
2017/03 North kunstmesse, with Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2017/01 Art Herning, with Galerie Wolfsen, Herning.
2016/08 Art Copenhagen, with Galerie Wolfsen, Copenhagen.
2016/06 Scope Basel, with Galerie Wolfsen, Basel.
2016/04 North Kunstmesse, with Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg.
2016/01 Art Herning, with Galerie Wolfsen, Herning.
2013/10 ART.FAIR Cologne 2013, with Strychnin Gallery, Cologne.