Hollow Profiles

Series of pencil-drawings, 42x59 cm/ 2011

This work consists of drawings of the imagined backsides of african masks, which are always hidden in ethnological museums. With those drawings, I tried to imagine the backsides of african masks by turning them mentally inside-out and drawing their possible negative form. On the drawings, the covetous frontside is turned away from the viewer, while the interior of the mask - the negative form - opens up towards him. The drawing sheet turns into an epidermis with a hollow profile, into which the viewer can place his own face like into a perfect shape of his skin. A reversed portrait