Painting is a pathway to interrogate my own subconscious and personal symbols and fears. I tend to work fast, as i look for the freshness of the psychologycal print. I like to imagine my paintings as warnings, taking place in a possible terrible future, or past; fantasy nightmares on barren fields and broken landscapes.
Art is a powerful medium with which to provoke emotions in the human being: it is a universal and timeless language.
My vision of art is this: If we were able to gather all the artistic production carried out in a certain period of time, we would have before ourselves the dreams, nightmares, hopes and feelings of the human being in that period; in short, his soul, as if it were a single individual.
For a while now, I have been developing in my mind a project that I consider important, and of great actuality. One of the possible titles, but the one that most summarizes the idea in which it consists, is "The Man and the Machine".
My purpose is to realize a pictorial project (that later, and in the best of scenarios, could lead to a more ambitious project of animation, that could reach more public and consciences), in which I would expose my vision (and that of many) of the relationship between man and machine, in the context of the modern world, and a possible future.
The theme I have chosen deals with the future of the relationship between the man and the machine: the machine as an extrahuman entity, created by man, but which subjugates him, and which can lead to the misery of the soul, the body, the world, through war, greed, autocratic state, non-human control of societies. I seek the opposition between the human and the mechanical. And above all I try to generate a strong emotion and reaction in the spectator.
My proposal would be a visual journey through time. This route could be summarized in three phases:
1st - The time when there were only humans.
2nd - The birth of the machine.
3rd - The control of the human being by the machine: present, future.
I conceive the machine not only as an object, but as everything that is automated, serialized: homogeneity, the infinite mechanism.
The machine would therefore be a human construction, the realization of the desires of eternity, the perfect and identical, eternal repetition, lifeless life. Man would become, in this dystopian context, a creature similar to the insect of the hive, which has lost all capacity for self-government and which follows the inhuman will of a society subjected to the machine.
I quote here Alexis Carrel:
"Man has not known how to organize a world for himself,
and he's a stranger in the world he created himself."
The final result of my project will be a series of paintings, in which I will develop a chronology where we will be able to follow the birth of the machine and the death of what is human. My intention is to awaken in the spectator emotions and reflections on the future of the world in which we live, to question the orientation of forms of life, the daily rules that we have accepted today, seduced by materiality, and that entail the sacrifice of what is natural and necessary.