The art of mask is the art of creating a character that one can become. This identification, permitted by one or several accessories, is often taking place during a performance combining danse, music and sculpture. The mask culture is universal. In Europe, many traditions including masks are still alive, like the carnival in Venise or Bâle. Likewise, masks holds an important place in contemporary art.
The symbolic of the mask varies from one culture to another, from sacred in Africa to satirical in Commedia dell’arte and component of the catharsis in Greek theatre.
Therefore what is the place of the mask in the imagination of the contemporary man?
The subject of masks first appeared in my personal work before pushing me to create the Mask Collective, a collective whose aim is the study and diffuse the mask cultures : maskcollective.com