In January 2015 Art Plural Gallery welcomed French-Israeli artist Michel Platnic to Singapore to unveil his solo exhibition After. After is a unique exhibition experience featuring dramatic ‘living paintings’ presented in the form of video installations and large-scale prints. Using a complex combination of traditional and innovative mediums, Platnic’s portraits, stylistically described as ‘after’ the iconic Francis Bacon, come to life, moving within their frames as though existing within a microcosmic universe.
Born in France in 1970, Michel Platnic graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts from the Midrasha School of Art at Beit Berl Academic College in Israel after spending 13 years in Electrical Engineering. Platnic's preoccupation with the human form is vivid in his latest works, where he challenges the boundaries of artistic mediums in a inspired series of moving portraits. Created after Francis Bacon, Platnic's 'living paintings' break free from the existentialist torment that Bacon expressed in his work.