Image above: „Face Behind the Face No. 2“ (also „Kings and Queens No. 2“), Sebastian Bieniek (B1EN1EK), 2017. Oil on canvas. 90 x 90 cm. From the „Face behind the face“ series.
"Face Behind the Face" (also "Kings and Queens"), is series of paintings by Sebastian Bieniek (B1EN1EK), that was mainly created in 2017.
Since the figures wear a crown-like headgear, the series got also a second title, which is "Kings and Queens".
However, the actual theme of the series, which plays with multi-faceted and mask-like style (as it is alread on many previous artworks by Bieniek, for example among the oeuvre of Bieniek-Face), is the face behind the face.
All ten paintings of the series are characterized by the fact that the face in the foreground merges with a face in the background.