Same new faces 1

Ivan Gette

Same new faces 1

Same new faces 1

Medium: Mixed medium

Size: 160 x 120 cm

Year: 2023

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In his artwork series, "Same New Faces,” Ivan Gette invites viewers to delve into the intricate complexities of human interactions within our daily lives.

Through the depiction of simple painted skulls, these works undergo a mesmerizing transformation, revealing different faces as they are exposed to different coloured lights.

The essence of "Same New Faces" lies in the exploration of individuals who permeate our social spheres, draining our energy and leaving us longing for distance. These are the individuals we encounter in the hustle and bustle of nightlife, the monotony of work, and the ebb and flow of everyday existence. With their skulls as a powerful symbol, these figures portray an emptiness, as if they are devoid of genuine connection and only driven by self-interest. Yet, in the play of light, a paradoxical transformation occurs. These seemingly lifeless skulls adopt new personas,masking their true nature and presenting a facade to the world. They manipulate their appearances, camouflaging their intentions and perpetuating the cycle of superficiality.

Through "Same New Faces," Ivan Gette delves into the intriguing dichotomy between authenticity and facade, shedding light on the intricate dance of masks that characterizes modern social dynamics. By combining skillful brushwork with the mesmerizing effects of light, "Same New Faces" challenges viewers to question the masks we wear and the masks worn by those around us. It encourages us to explore the inherent complexities of human interactions, the facade of transformation, and the yearning for genuine connections amidst a sea of superficiality. With each stroke of the brush and each change of light, "Same New Faces” invites viewers to peer beneath the surface, to question the motives of those they encounter, and ultimately, to navigate the delicate balance between authenticity and illusion in their own lives.