Mysterious Paintings of Luchadores in Unexpected Situations

There has always been an element of the surreal about luchadores, the Mexican wrestlers known for their brightly colored masks. The French painter Yannick Fournié highlights this in his series Incognito, which places the masks on people engaged in everyday tasks, from phone calls to nighttime strolls. His portraits of masked couples kissing, in particular, evoke Magritte’s devastating The Lovers. Click through for a selection of Fournié’s Incognito paintings, which we discovered via BOOOOOOOM!, and visit his website to see more of his work.

Image credit: Yannick Fournié
Image credit: Yannick Fournié