Sculptor and university teacher, ex-dean of Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno (University of Technology). Graduated from SUPŠ and AVU in Prague, in 1987 co-established the famous informal art group Tvrdohlaví. Since 1998, Michal has been working as senior lecturer at Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno and teaches at UMPRUM in Prague. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký award. In 2009, Michal was appointed a professor.
The statues of the Explorers originated as a spatial drawing captured by strokes of aluminium hoses gradually fixed into the final shape by a modelling epoxy resin. Each of the three figures is in a different phase of movement; together they form a dynamic whole. They make an illusion of walking on water, exploring the space between the Functionalist Manes building and Neo Renaissance National Theatre. Their reflection on the river surface moves the installation to a higher level in comparison with conventional, “static” presentation in the gallery.