The sculpture has been fitted with a white backplate. This highlights the mask shape against the gray background as the building has.
A "twin mask" is hung on the building at the northeast corner of Storegade / Vejlevej in Tarm.
Masks are often something to hide behind, to hide from others, who's inside the mask.
It is not the purpose of the two masks in Skjern and Tarm.
The two masks should instead help to forge yet another bond between the two neighboring towns of Skjern and Tarm.
The artist Jens Galschiøt:
Jens Galschiøt is born june 4.th 1954 in Frederikssund.
Trained as a plate and construction blacksmith at Odense Steel Shipyard in 1973. Later self-taught silversmith and sculptor with his own workshop in Odense since 1985. Galschiøt studios contain, bronze foundry, exhibition, workshop and a sculpture park.
Jens Galschiøt is a very complex artist who moves the intersection of installation art and Street Art with clear references to "social sculpture" (Joseph Beuys), Symbolism and Art Nouveau. Jens Galschiøt works primarily with fighting the world's injustices by erecting sculptures in major cities worldwide. The sculptures are mostly made of bronze and at his own expenses.
Jens Galschøit and AIDOH became world famous for actions at major events.
In the context of the climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009, deferred Galschiøt a sculpture entitled "Survival of the Fattest", placed next to the Little Mermaid. Today, this sculpture is seen at the Port of Ringkøbing and locally better nown by by the less flattering name: "The fat lady".
Galschiøt has set many sculptures over time. Among other things, the 22-ton sculpture "My Inner Beast" (1993) and other sculptures around Europe as illegal street art. Pillar of Shame in Hong Kong, Mexico and Brazil. Hunger march (2002), In the Name of God (2006), The Color Orange (2008). Fundamentalism 2011/12.
Nordea building, Tinghusvej.
Artist: Jens Galschiøt.