Michal Makarescoby Goni Riskin | 15.03.17
Michal Makaresco is a Tel Aviv-born multimedia artist who earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem, as well as additional photography studies focused on the “Camera Obscura.”
Through her work, Makaresco captures both the animate and inanimate in imperfect, unfinished states. Her latest exhibition, Walk Me Home, which was curated by Boaz Arad at Hayarkon 19 Gallery in January 2017, combined these elements in an installation comprised of sculptures and photographs.
As much as these medias differ, certain motifs permeate both; Makaresco’s photographs portray fragmented bodies captured in momentary poses and adorned with “cheap” details, like sparkly nail polish, while the array of objects presented look unfinished, with some references to human body parts. Yet beneath the facade of grotesqueness, a certain rawness and honesty can be found in the fragile states of the humans depicted and objects displayed, along with a challenge to the notion grotesque.
Text written by: Jessica Laub