Noh Face

Noh Face is a little painting triptych I'm currently working on.
知人知面不知心


NOH FACE
One will know the person 

NOH FACE
One will know the face

NOH FACE
One will never know the heart
This piece is an observation of social interaction where what we see is not necessarily what's really there. What we don't see may be precisely what we are searching for.  And yet, what we are searching for may not be what's right for us. What is right or wrong, only the heart knows as one would assume and yet the heart remains unseen.

To recreate this internal conflict and confusion, 2 facial expressions conveyed by the Noh Mask and the wearer are juxtaposed to each other. The mask is digitally appropriated while the face of the wearer is heavily painted, staging 2 characters that oppose each other as much as follow one another. Everything else below the face is deliberately faded into black.

Media: Print on Canvas painted, photographed by iphone 5, digitally appropriated Noh masks.

Size: 36” x 36” each 

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