The Faces of Venice series was not planned at all and implemented with a team of 10 people in the year 2017 in Venice/Italy. Several one-shot stagings were created during 3 different weekends full of spontaneous acting, good times and a lot of craziness.

Faces of Venice is a mixture of modern photography, live performance in front of an audience and digital painting. We used the body language of our models, the overall composition of the group, colour psychology, tailor-made costumes, real locations, detailed accessories, digital post-production and modern printing techniques.

  • limited edition of 4 prints per artwork (+1 artist’s proof)
  • total 50 pieces
  • signed
  • 2 sizes – 100 x 56 cm & 160 x 90 cm
  • printed on canvas
  • wooden frame construction
  • mounted golden frame


2019 – ITSLIQUID – International Art Contest Biennale Venice Gold award
2018 – LICC London International Creative Competition – official selection

special thanks to the participating artists & participants

costumes: Bettina Dreißger & Alessio Benetti
styling: Margit Salmhofer
assistents: Philipp Schulz
behind the scenes video: Lauren Klocker
behind the scenes photos: Susanne Hassler-Smith
location: Ca´Sagredo Hotel
models: Bettina Dreißger, Klaus Koiner, Philipp Schulz, Lauren Klocker,
Conny Aitzetmüller, Margit Salmhofer, Susanne Hassler-Smith

Interested? Send me an email to info@mathiaskniepeiss.com