Hidden portrait


'Moira', 2020. Washi paper tape on wall. 3331 Arts Chyoda, Tokyo

What meaning does an icon possess in this day and age? This is a question that Carlo Galli asks himself constantly. In a society saturated and exhausted by endlessly receiving an overflowing stream of images and messages, the artist questions their value and importance. Hidden portrait depicts a whole series of people's faces that have been modified and blurred by employing a variety of flexible protuberances to prevent us from freely viewing their features. In this fashion, Carlo Galli opens a debate revolving around concepts such as ideals of beauty, contemporaneity and representation.