L’artiste suédois Markus Åkesson réalise d’étranges portraits féminins drapés d’anciens textiles leurs masquant parfois complètement le visage.
Au lieu d’exprimer une forme de richesse, les tissus donnent une impression sinistre gommant identité et expression.
Il explique à colossal:
As a child, I often sat and looked at the different patterns in textiles and tapestries. I would find my own images in them, my own world, and I would dream away. For me, the pattern as a concept has a built in feeling of safety and stability, because it repeats itself over and over again. I think the use of patterns in images that depicts more melancholic or even disturbing scenes makes a interesting feeling of duality