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 blue figures of the Explorers are once again floating above the water surface, this time in Pardubice. Sometimes people ask me about the colour of these statues. This particular blue colour has a brand name Pool Blue, i.e. the colour of the pools, but it is also the colour of the sky. And I have recently realized that this is the colour of information boards on motorways, as well. I once discovered its non-intense contrast in the landscape thanks to a small sculpture. The light blue sculpture would pull the colour of the sky down to the ground, and thus I let my several other sculptures do the same. The blue Explorers, quite simple in terms of drawing, are among them.