Mihail’s prints on paper could be defined to these day by threemain periods: Works printed in Tunisia (1965-1071), works printedin New York (1971-1976), and works printed in Millbrook, NY(1989-1993).In Tunisia and in New York the artist printed from carved plasterplates without the use of a press.The Tunisian prints, light and colorful embody the culture of oldCartagena and manifest the first appearance of his
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and their vocabulary of images that later on theartist developed in large bronze and paper sculptures. In contrastthe New York prints are severe and subdued in colors, occupyingtheir space resolutely and with intensity right to the edgesreflecting the artist state of mind at that time.The Millbrook prints, joyful and decorative are printed frommasonite or copper plates under heavy press.This presentation reverses the artist journey going back to Tunisiawhere Mihail first tasted freedom after life under communistdictatorship and where the abundance of light, color and humanityimbedded forever his sense of sculptural form.
studioin Millbrook, New York