This is a project which is an exploration of my “dark side”. People immediately recognize my paintings as airy, pleasant and sometimes a bit childish. I decided to play on this last term “childish” and explore the reality hiding behind even the most innocent game children play together and how strongly they believe in their flights of fantasy. This is a work in progress and will, ideally, include about 10 paintings on canvas.
I started playing with Red Riding Hood but followed a darker path and morphed the innocent girl in a being who is in communion with nature, with their instinct. This was the first time I also painted a true background even is it is not realistic nor accurate.
What lies beneath? Beneath the surface of an innocent lake, beneath the surface of an innocent game. This is the main idea behind “La pesca”. Some elements are depicted in a way that allures the viewer but the final impression is of something subtly disturbing. And it is by chance, or better, because of the color theory that she reminds Disney’s the little mermaid, Ariel. I chose her to have red hair simply because they would stand out against the blue/greenish background.