Mirko Baselgia Selfportrait - reflecting on my inner dragon 2019

Selfportrait - reflecting on my inner dragon

lead, wood

77cm x 55cm x 2.2cm

2019

Photo by Stefan Altenburger

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Selfportrait - reflecting on my inner dragon

This self-portrait, which has been made with rests of a former work, shows Baselgia's interest in the issues related to skin, as well as his need to reflect on his life, identity, and inner self. The artist's almost meditative act of juxtaposing the lead scales can be seen as a metaphor of the idea of slowly getting in touch with his imaginary inner dragon. This dragon symbolizes his fears, and approaching, touching it is like a test that gives access to a deeper self-knowledge. By making it visible, the artist unveils his innermost being. As for the visual result of this process, the abstract feature of the work addresses the viewer's imagination that can interpret it in many different ways, and maybe also feel the need to reflect on his own inner dragon.

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