Etching and aquatinte

Masquerade is a series of men's portraits, the peculiarity of which is to present no facial features. Only the pilosity - executed with realism and precision- allows to dread the face of the represented characters. Strange, to see disturbing, these disembodied portraits remind ghosts, masks or death mask. The absence of pulpit evokes the dematerialization, the space, but also the impermanence of the organic matter, the precariousness of the life. By contrast, the facial and capillary pilosity represents the strength of life, as well as the beard of a deceased pursues its growth, some times even after the death of the individual.