Italian artist Basik is currently in Rimini, Italy where he painted this indoor piece entitled “Reverse Balaclava” for the Dreamfloor Street Art Festival.
I’ve been quite familiar with the concept of masks as a subject and I always love to play with their holes and how about the perception of what we can see beneath them changes significantly considering which detail we can see and which one not and -most important- how much we can see of one of more portions of a face.
Burqa and similar garments of the islamic tradition and their roles and meanings in islamic societies have been a huge inspiration for sure.
That being said, if we take away from the painting all this social environment what we get is nothing but an informal subject with its solids and voids. Hence the solid golden triangle facing the “empty” triangle of a black shape.— Basik
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