Miroir Noir aims at authenticity, at a certain artistic and painterly “living in truth”. In this sense works from the series “Innocenti” have gone even further. These experimental and partly playful works do not represent any specific people, but use grotesquerie and exaggeration to examine and blur the limits between beauty and ugliness. These are faces of people plagued by illness of both body and mind: confrontation of artistic and authentic reality. These are faces of wretched men, in their own way incapable of social interaction and of any hypocrisy whatsoever. An example of humanity standing on its last leg. 'Jirí Olic'
Original photos of 'Down' people were found by MN in an abandoned communist mental institution in wild eastern Slovakia, and our interventions were an attempt to show their inner beauty or strength.