Yannick Fournié Depicts His Subjects Wearing Wrestling Masks

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 6, 2016
References: yannickfournie & fubiz.net
French artist Yannick Fournié creates oil paintings of people with a strange addition in his 'INCOGNITO' series, depicting each of the subjects wearing wrestling masks.

The subjects within his work seem to be ordinary people apart from their mysterious face coverings, transforming them to look like vigilantes. The real faces of the subjects are never fully exposed, however the wrestling masks are shown being thrown down on tables and pulled up slightly when they are alone or in intimate settings. Yannick Fournié includes depictions of masked couples in sensual embraces or laying next to one another on the floor, prompting a dialogue of sexual fantasy. With INCOGNITO, the French artist comments on the hidden identities of humans, seeming to comment on the idea that each person wears a metaphorical mask.