Masquerade / the Illusion of Oneself #1

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In 2011, I began to work on what I call now "Masquerade, the Illusion of Oneself", a photo series questioning our existences, identities and the ego in general. I've found in face painting a nice way to practice both drawing/painting and portrait photography.
I worked on this around 5 years, painted … (read more)

In 2011, I began to work on what I call now "Masquerade, the Illusion of Oneself", a photo series questioning our existences, identities and the ego in general. I've found in face painting a nice way to practice both drawing/painting and portrait photography.
I worked on this around 5 years, painted and photographed more than 300 persons from about 50 different countries. If my intention was to show, through grotesque make-up, the fake and superficial aspect of our contemporary society, based on image and appearance, with TV, magazines and social networks, I was also trying to reach behind the masks and the surfaces/faces, the true essence of humankind.


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  • 726 x 984 px, GIF (6.6 MB)
  • This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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Sent by Anonymous 288 days ago
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Purchased for Ξ0.05000 ($6.66) 300 days ago

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