Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love
- Brotherly Love
The origin of ‘L’Amour Fraternel’ (Fraternal Love) is the myth of Otos and Ephyaltes, twin brothers in pursuit of Artemis who metamorphoses into deer to escape pursuit and this causes their death. They drop their arrows simultaneously as they do not know they are facing each other in the forest, hidden by the thickness of foliages. This story evokes for me especially the tension between love and exclusive possession, ownership of the other that can only lead to frustration and a violent end. In most of my paintings I use mixed technique: mixture of egg tempera and oil painting. I do not object to other techniques that I use – acrylic, oil, alkyd – mainly concern the paintings on canvas, large formats and sketches. The mixed technique allows me to satisfy a need to transcend the material, giving it a strong symbolic meaning: the egg signifying life, fatty substances and lean substances (emulsion) blending and incorporating into one the other, portend the union of opposites; the succession of layers of pigments, hot and cold overlapping, participates in the feeling of union and harmony. This technique provides endless opportunities, but at the same time implies a very structured approach, passing through various stages and the use of sense of charged materials, therefore manufactured by myself in possible: preparing a support (coating) based skin adhesive on wood panel, as well as an emulsion, a varnish and a medium. Preparation of color pigments by grinding, sometimes with the emulsion, sometimes with linseed oil. The required time and expertise are keys to full ownership of my action. In a world where the symbolic universe is captured by a purely consumerist goal, the idea of ​​producing an object containing symbolic of my own truths, and resonate with the Other, is a dizzying challenge worth a life.