3D animation, 2'06''
oil painting on 3D printed mask, 25 x 11 x 8cm,
photo (22 x 30cm), video on iphone (5'13'')
text, A4, 2017
subtitled video, 2'35''
The work consists of 5 elements:
1, A 3D animation in which Picasso is doing a fashion show in his famous striped sailor shirt. It is known to all that Picasso loved to disseminate his images through cameras. The dressing style, marked by a symbol, has also become a symbol.
2, A mask of Picasso was 3D printed. The hollow side is fully painted in order to create an optical illusion: spectators will always get a front face when they walk around the mask.
3, A prediction given by a fortune-teller, who thought that these two hands in the picture – plaster model of Picasso’s right hand and my left hand – are both mine.
4, An excerpt from The Biography of Zhang Daqian, translated by the artist himself. This quotation describes an encounter between the Chinese artist Zhang Daqian and Picasso, the symbolic figure of the modern art history in the 20th century.
5, A video clip from a documentary of Zhang Daqian which talks about a meeting between the two painters. Subtitled in French.