Mikhael Subotzky | the artist

The artist Mikhael Subotzky
Born Sept 15 1981, Cape Town, South Africa.
Lives and works in Cape Town, .

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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"For me, photography has become a way of attempting to make sense of the very strange world that I see around me. I don't ever expect to achieve that understanding, but the fact that I am trying comforts me"

Subotzky's work has been exhibited at prestigious venues in South Africa, and also in galleries in Italy, the USA, Mali, the UK, Switzerland, France and Spain...

Graduated with a distinction, from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), 2004.

Mikhael's work is primarily focused on exploring the intricacies of the social landscapes in which he finds himself, and he plans to continue working on a broad project on crime and punishment in South Africa...

Seemingly marked for stardom right from art school days when he was the only student at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town ever to achieve 100% as a final year mark, Mikhael Subotzky was snapped up by Johannesburg's Goodman Gallery at his student show. By that time he had already established what has become his working method: to immerse himself into a situation that interests him, about which he wants to learn more, to spend time and engage at a one-to-one level with the people involved, and then to take photographs...