Human portrait.

Conceptual metaphorical speech is indeed adequate to the activity of thinking, the operations of our mind, but the life of the soul in its very intensity is much more adequately expressed in a glance, a sound, a gesture, than in speech.

Arendt, Hannah. The Life of the Mind

Portrait with no face

- Human portrait is a series first time shown in Zurich contemporary art fair in 2014 - Human is a work about memory, some legend comming from japan and a proposal of time capsule about souvenir. All character have no face, the process of face recognization is a huge process for the brain, most of the time it's more easier to remember a smell, a global view, a dress, or an environment like the cats around.

"The face recognisation is a part of Alzheimer test for making a diagnose "Certain kinds of information can be memorized only if you concentrate, whereas other kinds of memories, such as the faces of people you see regularly and the steps of simple everyday routines like brushing your teeth, are absorbed without conscious effort. The process of learning new information, storing it, and recalling it involves a complex interplay of brain functions .... Face/name association addresses the common problem of forgetting the name of a new acquaintance. This technique links the name with something prominent about the person’s looks. For example, if Carlos has a big nose, you might think of a car parked on his nose. Or if Christine has curly hair, you might think of Christmas ornaments hanging from her curls. "

Sources: Improving Memory: Understanding age-related memory loss - Havard medical school -

Legend of No Face,

Deeply influenced by Japaneese culture and history, i also think about this legends of no face ghost connected to memory of people disapear from your life, and stay in your brain cells, by details, and sometimes comming like ghost from the past.

Noppera-bō - A faceless ghost.

The Noppera-bō (のっぺら坊 Noppera-bō?), or faceless ghost, is a Japanese legendary creature. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as a mujina, an old Japanese word for a badger or raccoon dog. Although the mujina can assume the form of the other, noppera-bō are usually humans. Such creatures were thought to sometimes transform themselves into noppera-bō in order to frighten humans. Lafcadio Hearn used the animals' name as the title of his story about faceless monsters, probably resulting in the misused terminology. Noppera-bō are known primarily for frightening humans, but are usually otherwise harmless. They appear at first as ordinary human beings, sometimes impersonating someone familiar to the victim, before causing their features to disappear, leaving a blank, smooth sheet of skin where their face should be.

Time capsule

The framing of this series symbolise a time capsule inside our brain, some details of human are staying alive in memory of the other. We can travel in the past, remembering some good and bad moment, and we can stay alive generation after generation through this memory system, like in a painting ....

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