Questo lavoro nasce nel cuore della pandemia, quando nell’aprile 2020 l’Italia si trovava in pieno lockdown e paura, incredulità e... Read More
Questo lavoro nasce nel cuore
della pandemia, quando nell’aprile 2020 l’Italia si trovava in pieno lockdown e
paura, incredulità e impotenza la facevano da padrone nell’animo delle persone.
Si aveva l’impressione di assistere ad una nuova Apocalissi in atto, alla
concretizzazione di uno degli scenari distopici tra i peggiori cui il ricco
Occidente del XXI secolo potesse pensare. Ai telegiornali non facevano che
ripetere cifre: contagiati, deceduti, intubati, trasferiti, sospetti, qualche
guarito. Le strutture portanti della società erano improvvisamente state
rimesse in discussione: ricchezza, scienza, tecnologia, tutto sembrava essere
diventato inutile, inadeguato, incapace di far fronte a un’unica minaccia
invisibile. L’economia - pilastro portante del mondo capitalista - e l’organizzazione
sociale erano scivolate di colpo in un baratro, scoprendosi impotenti di fronte
alla rivalsa feroce di un nemico naturale troppo a lungo sottovalutato. Anch’io,
pur nella relativa sicurezza del mio studio, avevo la sensazione che il mondo
per come lo conoscevo fosse perduto, e il non poter fare altro che restare a
guardare accresceva la sensazione che si è poi tradotta nell’opera: un’angoscia
strisciante, che unita alla reclusione domestica, alla solitudine,
all’impotenza, alla paura e al crollo di ogni certezza ha caricato questo
lavoro fin dalla sua nascita, sgravando parzialmente il mio animo.
This painting was born in the middle of the pandemic, in April 2020, when
Italy was in full lockdown and fear, disbelief and helplessness dominated
people's souls. People had the impression of witnessing a new Apocalypse taking
place, the realization of one of the worst dystopian scenarios that the rich
West Countries of the 21st century could think of. On the TV news they did
nothing but repeat numbers: infected, deceased, intubated, transferred,
suspected, some recovered. The backbone of society had suddenly been called
into question. Wealth, science, technology, everything seemed to have become
useless, inadequate, unable to cope with a single invisible threat. Economy -
the backbone of the Capitalist World - and social organization had suddenly slipped
into an abyss, finding themselves powerless in the face of the ferocious
revenge of a natural enemy that had been underestimated for too long. Even in
the relative safety of my studio, I also had the feeling that the world as I
knew it was lost, and not being able to do anything else but watch it increased
the feeling that was then translated into the work: an anguish creeping, which
combined with domestic confinement, loneliness, helplessness, fear and the
collapse of all certainty has loaded this artwork since its birth, partially
relieving my soul.
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