Beauty is the core theme throughout MN’s work, and deservedly so. The painter of today has to come back to this topic over and over again, to keep searching for its true face, for he is also part of today’s world flooded by tabloids and their celebratory standards of beauty. If the result were only kitsch, we would be smiling at the products of this gloomy genre. Yet there is something more at stake, at least when we realize the cynical and profit-seeking manipulation of viewers through “public visuality”.
It is therefore no coincidence that it is especially posters (even before they were plastered on public walls and billboards) that have become the most convenient starting work material for Miroir Noir.