Glass gellage LIII
Macku Michal

MICHAL MACKU

Since the end of 1989, the Czech artist Michal Macku has been creating his works using  a technique of his own invention, called Gellage and officially described in the volume published by Taschen “20th Century Photography“.

This unique procedure consists in tearing off the gelatin emulsion from the photographic film during printing. Starting in 2007, after more than ten years of constant experimentation, Michal Macku reaches the three-dimensionality in analogic photography, taking advantage of the transparency of the glass and creating the “Glass-Gellage”.

The artist works with a special block of tempered glass produced in Germany, subdivided into multiple glass sheets, on each of which he imprints two photographic techniques in the darkroom: the gellage and the carbon print. 

Recently, the artist began experimenting with colors and large dimensions, creating for the first time color glass gellages, both in standard and monumental sizes.

GLASS GELLAGES

Glass gellage LIII

Glass gellage LV

Glass gellage LIII

2016
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 33 x 23 x 14 ca. / inches 13 x 9 x 5.5 ca.

Glass gellage LV

2016
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 34 x 40 x 4 ca. / inches 13.4 x 15.7 x 1.6 ca.

Glass Gellage LX

Glass gellage LX

2017
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 20 x 58 x 15.1 ca. / inches 8 x 23 x 6 ca.

Glass Gellage LII

Glass Gellage LVII

Glass gellage LXII

2017
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 19 x 130 x 15 ca. / inches 7.5 x 51.2 x 5.9 ca.

Glass gellage LVII

2017
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 19 x 126 x 15 ca. / inches 7.4 x 49 x 6 ca.

Glass gellage LVIII

Glass Gellage XLIX

Glass gellage LVIII

2017
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 17 x 17 x 163 ca. / inches 6.7 x 6.7 x 64 ca.

Glass gellage XLIX

2016
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 42 x 101 x 18 ca. / inches 16.5 x 39.7 x 7 ca.

Glass gellage XLVI

Glass gellage XLVI (Diptych)

2017
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 30 x 31 x 9 ca. cad. / inches 11.8 x 12.2 x 3.5 ca. cad.

Glass gellage XLIV (Triptich)

Glass gellage XXXIV

Glass gellage XLIV (Triptich)

2014
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 60 x 60 x 6.5 ca. / inches 23.6 x 23.6 x 2.6 ca.

Glass gellage XXXIV

2011
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 29 x 55 x 10 ca. / inches 11.4 x 21.6 x 3.9 ca.

Glass gellage IX

Glass gellage IV

Glass gellage IX

2006
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 30 x 39 x 4 ca. / inches 11.8 x 15.4 x 1.6 ca.

Glass gellage IV

2006
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 39 x 31 x 4 ca. / inches 15.4 x 12.2 x 1.6 ca.
cm 50 x 60 x 4.5 ca. / inches 19.6 x 23.6 x 1.8 ca.

Glass gellage V

Glass gellage VI

Glass gellage V

2006
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 30 x 38 x 4 ca. / inches 11.8 x 15 x 1.6 ca.

Glass gellage VI

2006
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 30 x 36 x 4 ca. / inches 11.8 x 14.2 x 1.6 ca.
cm 60 x 70 x 15 ca. / inches 23.6 x 27.6 x 5.9 ca.

Glass gellage XIII

Glass gellage XXX

Glass gellage XIII

2007
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 40 x 30 x 4 ca. / inches 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.6 ca.

Glass gellage XXX

2009
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 38 x 43 x 10 ca. / inches 14.9 x 16.9 x 3.9 ca.

Glass gellage XXII

Glass gellage XII

Glass gellage XXII

2009
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 45 x 32 x 4 ca. / inches 17.7 x 12.6 x 1.6 ca.

Glass gellage XII

2007
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 29 x 29 x 4 ca. / inches 11.4 x 11.4 x 1.6 ca.

Glass gellage XV

Glass gellage XIV

Glass gellage XV

2008
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 27 x 38 x 4 ca. / inches 10.6 x 14.9 x 1.6 ca.

Glass gellage XIV

2008
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 30 x 37 x 4 ca. / inches 11.8 x 14.6 x 1.6 ca.
cm 40 x 50 x 10 ca. / inches 15.7 x 19.6 x 3.9 ca.

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Glass gellage XLXI

2018
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 23.7 x 33.7 x 13.8 ca. / inches 9.3 x 13.26 x 5.4 ca.

Glass gellage LVI

2018
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 18.6 x 18.6 x 18.6 ca. / inches 7.3 x 7.3 x 7.3 ca.

Glass gellage XI

2018
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 49 x 24 x 10 ca. / inches 19.3 x 9.5 x 5.3 ca.

Glass gellage LIV

2018
gellage and carbon print on glass
cm 18.6 x 18.6 x 18.6 ca. / inches 7.3 x 7.3 x 7.3 ca.

GELLAGE

Gellage 6

Gellage 11

Gellage 6

1989
gellage
cm 73 x 61 ca. / inches 28.7 x 24 ca.

Gellage 11

1989
gellage
cm 73 x 61 ca. / inches 28.7 x 24 ca.

Gellage 5

Gellage 7

Gellage 5

1989
gellage
cm 61 x 73 ca. / inches 24 x 28.7 ca.

Gellage 7

1989
gellage
cm 61 x 73 ca. / inches 24 x 28.7 ca.

Gellage 44

Gellage 93

Gellage 44

1993
gellage
cm 73 x 61 ca. / inches 28.7 x 24 ca.

Gellage 93

1996
gellage
cm 73 x 61 ca. / inches 28.7 x 24 ca.

Gellage 54

Gellage 108

Gellage 54

1989
gellage
cm 61 x 73 ca. / inches 24 x 28.7 ca.

Gellage 108

2000
gellage
cm 61 x 73 ca. / inches 24 x 28.7 ca.

CARBON PRINTS

Carbon Print 16

Carbon Print 27

Carbon Print 16

2004
carbon print
cm 61 x 73 ca. / inches 24 x 28.7 ca.

Carbon Print 27

2005
carbon print
cm 35 x 30 ca. / inches 13.8 x 11.8 ca.

Carbon Print 34

Carbon Print 12

Carbon Print 34

2005
carbon print
cm 61 x 73 ca. / inches 24 x 28.7 ca.

Carbon Print 12

2004
carbon print
cm 61 x 73 ca. / inches 24 x 28.7 ca.

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