These are the portraits of three men that have had a great influence, first in my own country and at the same time on the whole world, during the last years. They are Silvio Berlusconi, George Bush and Tony Blair. The last two moreover are the supporters of two ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (2012).
In this projects I searched for that feature that in politicians and strategists and generally in men that have a great power (with their actions touching the lives of millions): pain.
The interpretation of this feature, digitally created for their faces, can have different meanings depending on the observer: personal suffering due to the weight of their political role in the society and for the consequences of their actions in our history; a suffering they hypothetically deserve as the result of their decisions that in many cases created extreme problems; or again a personal pain that is felt looking back at what has been done and seeing finally how would have been possible to take the right ways, avoiding many of the errors already made.
Anyway, the attempt here is to give to these masks, the faces used as a façade, far away and blank, a new humanity, a sensitivity, a real concern for the role that they have willingly took in front of the world. A concern, a sensitiviy that is usually all but obvious.