I MASK TO UNMASK
How Saša's masks came to be
While living in Japan in 2008, Saša started his wondrous masks after bringing hundreds of papers he used for the installation at the 7 jeans for all mankind flag shop at busy district of Daikanyama in Tokyo. Due to limited studio and living space during six years in Japan, masks were natural progression of Saša’s ever evolving art work.
Saša creates his masks using mostly paper and through scissors, his hand is guided by the internal creative force letting the scissors take him where the scissors want to go. Saša's masks are often seen as unreal post production elements placed on models face and from this perspective can be recognized as one of the first pre-facial filters created in real time.
Saša has masked hundreds of humans across the world, held over 20 workshops during various festivals and has collaborated with a number of photographers, from Canada, Sweden, Serbia, to Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Furthermore, Saša's masks are seen in music videos, were part of fashion brands publicity campaigns and are on a number of magazine covers, one being New York lifestyle magazine Hedonist.