For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who have explored masks within their work: Enzo Marra, David Cooper, Martin Seeds, Marianne Walker and Emily Glass.
Private View Mask, 2019
oil on canvas
Self as Info No2, 2012 - 2013
Double sided reverse acrylic C-print.
'SELF AS INFO No2'
Photograph taken on a rolleiflex camera using slide film
Taken during the performance 'INFO AS SELF AS INFO'
15 Masks, framed for the Incite Project collection
Silver gelatin photographs, 10x8" each
Mask of an Old God, 2019
graphite pencil on sculpted paper-clay 2019
This three-dimensional drawing is in the form of a mask, with nose. It is based on the fabled mask of Agamemnon discovered by Heinrich Schliemann. The graphite has been used as a sculptural tool to lay down a skin across the surface of the mask. This layer of pencil reveals the pitted and damaged surface of the mask even as it conceals it. The metallic shine of the graphite is a reference to the gleaming gold of the original.
Vigil, 2008 - 2009
Performances that took place in a variety of interior locations.
Published 10 March 2022