‘Facebank’ is an artistic project which combines icons of the world economy with icons of the comic world, born from the necessity to give a face to a faceless power that is more and more characterized by a disarming loss of faith from the general public.
By reworking selected parts and details of the dollar bill, pound sterling and Yuan/Renminbi banknotes, a series of alternated figures come to life which aim to reflect and convey the symbolic value of money and inspire thoughts about the current economic crisis.
Special attention is paid to the faces printed on the banknotes. They are taken apart and recomposed to finally take on superhero masks, since ironically they are perceived to be the only possible saviours who could save us out of the crisis.
And so, a sort of basic man/woman emerges from the overall picture, who transforms and disguises him/herself, travelling different continents: an efficient and original metaphor for the opportunistic globalisation which we are going through.
An eye/fish on the hook; the logo represents my inherent and irresistible attraction to images and my profound desire to create truly ‘eye-catching’ ones.
In editorial illustration projects like in the field of communication I enjoy being able to give the client exactly what they are looking for, breathing life into their ideas. I also love finding the ideal patron for the realization of each of my projects.
I feel the need to experiment, work in teams, change my style and role, and always meet new people with whom to collaborate and discuss new ideas. It’s my goal to unite a group of professionals to work towards a shared visual idea which will have coherent and effective results.
I’ve always seen creativity as the key to change our reality, to imagine a better one or to show its critical points. PAPER PASSIONS is not only the name of my blog it’s also the expression of my love for paper in general and for the delicate textures imprinted on banknotes or encoded in maps.