MAIKEUL (Mickaël) is an artist born in the mid-90s, having lived in different countries of Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Passionate about art, started drawing from a young age. But it was only during 2020, five years after graduating in gemmology and jewellery design from the prestigious Gemological institute of America of New York, that MAIKEUL decided to develop his art by combining digital art with physical art.
After having successfully produced and sold the portraits of well-known figures such as Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Vladimir Poutine, MAIKEUL presents today the portrait of Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Emblematic figure of New York in the middle of the 20th century, The Loubavitch Rebbe is the seventh heir to the Hasidic dynasty.
“I draw my inspiration from the elegance of Da Vinci, the simplicity of Haring, the emotions of Van Dongen, the poetry of Chagall and the madness of Klimt.” MAIKEUL.
He draws digitally then prints his works on canvas and reworks them by hand using acrylic as well as adding gilding and different types of varnish.