In a series of illustrations called Dreams of Glory, visual artist Emanuele Ronco makes it apparent that there is no hiding for those in the political spotlight. Each of Ronco’s portraits feature prominent political figures attempting to hide behind their hands, but in his version the hand is transparent revealing all of the facial details beneath. The portraits are splashed with color highlighting the artist’s background in graffiti.
According to Ronco:
My portraits aim at stressing the contrast between the images from official propaganda which they convey through the media and their more intimate and fragile side, hidden beneath the palm of their hand.
Emanuele Ronco, who goes by the name Rems 182, is part of a team based in Turin, Italy called Truly Design. He believes that art is a “necessary and profound form of auto-analysis.” See more of his fascinating images on Behance and Facebook.