Tomas Jeppe, THE MASK 2019/20

Thomas Jeppe’s work The Mask (2019-2020) is a series of 12 paintings of a pig wearing the mask of a pig. Going into public disguised as himself, the masked pig experiences daily life in a state of “reinforced self-projection.” Beyond his urban surrounds, the masked pig meets a real pig, which breaks his understanding of natural order and raises big questions about authenticity. The real pig and the masked pig return to the city to sleep together. They share a space of dreaming, but their relationship remains ambivalent." Thomas Jeppe, 2019)