Unique artworks by Marco Ugolini
My work is an investigation on the topic of “Masks”. Masks can be subversive and ironic and emanate expressive energy. My fascination for masks lies in their meaning of “resistance” to a certain situation. On the basis of De Certau’s idea of micro-actions of everyday life as subversive practices operated by humans, we can say that the use of masks is “tactical” in character. In more general terms, a mask comes into play in the “enemy” territory, a place that doesn’t belong to who wears the mask. I believe that the element of “irony” plays a strong role in my work, too. I ask myself if irony is or not a form of hiding itself. Irony has the function of taking away bad vibes and to make everyday life more tolerable.