The Easel

Wearing the Mask

We all put on a ‘public face’ – but what lies behind that mask? For Surrealist artist Claude Cahoun, the answer was ‘another mask’. Gillian Wearing, an admirer of Cahoun, probes these same issues in her art. “This need to author your identity seems innate … Part of our experience of life now is to look at ourselves, over and over again. Recording and living are part of the same thing.” More images are here.