Caged Clouds
This digital photo collage with clouds in cages is about freedom, imagination and creativity, captured in human beings and longing to escape the dull basements of anatomy.
Prints on Fine Art Paper
Mahlstedt Gallery is very pleased to offer limited edition prints on Fine Art Paper of our represented contemporary works of art. Most of the beautiful original work that we show through the gallery can be yours in a choice print, available in a wide range of sizes to fit in your space. Our diverse line of original artwork is professionally printed on museum grade Fine Art Paper that won’t fade or yellow. Mahlstedt Gallery limited edition Fine Art Paper prints are produced on our state-of-the-art professional color printer that replicates the finest detail. Our expert printers hand-number and seal every print with the Mahlstedt Gallery seal of authenticity. We roll and package each piece with care and include white gloves, to make it easy for you to maintain and enjoy your beautiful limited edition fine art!
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Mahlstedt Gallery takes great pride in the craftsmanship of our artisan canvases, hand-stretched to perfection in the USA. Our gallery canvases are stretched on North American basswood, known for its stability and the wood of choice used in museum exhibitions. Mahlstedt’s professional crafters stretch all canvases meticulously, with close attention to symmetry and seamless edges. Each canvas is measured in proportion to the original artworks, to produce highly detailed editions that are both classic and contemporary. Our canvas prints come equipped with a sawtooth hanger and white gloves, making it easy for you to install and enjoy your beautiful limited edition fine art right out of the package!
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Our fine art limited edition prints are made-to-order by our own expert in house staff, inspecting each piece to make sure it has been made to perfection. We use only premium materials. We love art and care about it!
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Mahlstedt gallery is proud to be 100% made in the USA!! All Mahlstedt Gallery prints are made and assembled in the USA at our gallery in New York.
This Art Painting Original Is…
  • Made In The United States
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ARTIST BIO
Mikhail Batrak was born in 1984 in Kherson, a provincial town of southern Ukraine. It was the time when the Soviet Union era and its values were coming to an end. People from his immediate environment believed he had made a happy choice entering a nautical college. Mikhail carved out a career as a merchant navy officer, won respect and became financially self-sufficient, which was considered a success by common standards. Yet at a certain point, he started to feel like there was something lacking and that his own self was beyond one-size-fits-all concept of modern life. The more Mikhail traveled, saw new countries and cities, read, the more apparent the feeling became.

In pursuit of answers, he turned to photography in 2009. He learned everything by himself - studied composition, shooting techniques and best practices, picture editors and developed his own methods and approaches. And in 2011, he produced his first photo collages. Negation of a conventional reality and meditation enabled him to unite seemingly opposite concepts and ideas in this creative space. Thus, his photographic experience embodies a synthesis of mind and aesthetics, a fusion of surrealism and Zen Buddhism, logic and sensitivity, European rationality and a cosmic element of the East.

His photographs feature air and sea, play with colors, lines, reflections, and transformations. Most importantly, they include a spiritual search for the self and the fullness of existence. Mikhail is seeking to expose absolute freedom in his still-life on glass, zoological metamorphoses, portraits, and landscapes. He strains to create a photograph that will evolve into an open-end story with an ellipsis from a tool for recording moments of existence. From this standpoint, each piece of his work is a story of searching for freedom and answers for essential questions. The answers and roads that emerge in your mind when contemplating his photos will solely be your property. This crossing of borders imposed by mainstream society and drab existence will become your personal way to set your mind free.
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