Acrylic on canvas
150 x 120 cm
Two monks, one conforming to a well-trained monotonous drone of prayer, the other holding onto a bible, while looking at a group of gorgeous women. The Monk on the left depicted in the tenebrist style strongly influenced by Jusepe de Ribera, is infused with Christian joy, he oozes a hideous magnificence. He sold his freedom by accepting that God will shape his very own destiny, while the prominent monk on the right-hand side, depicted in the tenebrist style strongly influenced by Cesare Fracanzano, is about to accept responsibility for his own destiny. Yes, inward freedom is choosing oneself over other forms of subjugation. Caring about our freedom goes hand in hand with caring about our inner integrity. So, living in a splenetic boredom of prayers, is probing the inmost of our soul, right? He disagrees with his fellow monk and certainly about his morbid isolation. At this moment in time, he feels fossilised, as unhealthy fears are mounting in him, not to become narrow and mediocre. What will he do next? Will he free himself from the cross and his permanent martyrdom? Ravaged by boredom, that cyclone in slow motion, his sexual ideas are devouring his brain. Has he, maybe, sold his freedom, too soon, to the imperialist of the sky? Let’s go quickly back to our planet’s original chaos, our original vortex. Let’s jump into the hurricane that preceded the creation. Let’s retrace our way from cosmos to chaos, the apocalypse of paradoxical symmetry, devoid of form or sense. What is left? A rebirth of the infinite, an eternity that is lived without regretting or expecting anything. An outdated history where the past, present, and future no longer matter, and where it is indifferent to know when and where you live. A biological, anthropological re-birth that connects with the sense of vital forces. Let’s embrace human communication and understanding and enjoy spontaneous love.