My work consists of paintings, sculptural installations, masks and performances in which the theatricality of life plays an important role. A recurring object and theme in my work is ‘the mask’, which I use to explore the complexity of human identity. A mask is a tool to become ‘the other’ within a ritual or a performance. A (self-) portrait could also be seen as a from of a mask, perhaps of the inner world. I play with this in different ways.
For This Art Fair I present ‘The Lazy Horse Salon’, an art salon like solo presentation of my paintings and masks. It contains work of the last 3 years that I made during a residency in Mexico City, a residency at the Van Gogh Huis in Zundert, during a very recent residency in Bulgaria and in my own studio in Amsterdam. In the middle of the salon you will find a life-size dead horse sculpture on which you can make yourself comfortable to enjoy my work.www.carmenschabracq.nl