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Painting: Oil, Acrylic on Canvas.
A tribute to the novel "Gomorra" by Roberto Saviano. A shocking work that has revealed and laid bare a dramatic reality that concerns Italy in its entirety, and not simply a part of its territory.
The world of literature can always be a source of inspiration for painting: everything that causes us to tremble, that brings to light our fears but also our capacity for indignation, is as if it were telling us not to remain silent and to do what is most in our ropes to combat that sense of unease that, otherwise, in in inertia and silence would spread in our hearts.
The color red dominates absolutely the canvas; red as fear, as the sense of impotence; red as the blood that flows in dense streams as in a horror film, but this is a true reality in the form of a borderland where every baseness seems to be allowed, where the will to dominate and omnipotence often prevail over business.
My territory, red as a Martian territory, is harsh and enchanted, everything is inanimate by fear and by a sense of latent truculence: a cargo-phantom ship carrying counterfeit goods from who knows where, black figures with no soul, now killed, now animated only by the smoke of a cigarette and by a kalashnikov on.
In opposition to a deliberate disharmony, like a desire to breathe after a long apnea, is the immaculate white of the seagulls that fly in a circle over an archipelago of rubbish.