Ex Machina – Black Spring
Desciption: This work was inspired by the artwork “Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli and it is transposed in a contemporary atmosphere where the surreality of electronic devices are part of everyday life. The structure of the painting is intertwined with the geometry of the space found in the art of modernists like Braque or Picasso.
Although the work is inspired by Botticelli’s creation, similar in some aspects, the painting is realized in antithesis to Botticelli’s concept: although it has the same placement of the characters, the representation is modern and contemporary and alludes to multiple subjects: sustainability, racism, discrimination, consumption, abuse and excessive convenience of Electronics, the danger of waste left by humans, the energy blackouts announced in the near future, global warming, and last but not least to the native beauty of black people. My “Venus” representation, is of a woman of color that covers her body with her hands in a gest of candor, she is represented with her eyes closed, an intentional gesture that expresses her disgust for all that surrounds her (cables, radios, telephones, antennas, speakers, monitors, all the electric wastes) she appears on a parabolic antenna, a symbol of the fall from the Nature grace, but the blue color of the antenna expresses energy, hope, water and perhaps a possible future. Each of the other characters has a robotic part body hands, legs, jaw, and even their voice seems to be of electric cords: the winds that breathe with energy cords toward “Venus”.The composition actually shows the goddess of destruction instead of love and beauty, arriving on a land filled with electrical waste, on an island of garbage. A Venus born of energy and blown here by the cyborg winds, Zephyr, and Aura, the goddess is standing on a giant blue parabolic, she is met by a cyborg young woman, one of the Graces, who holds in robotic hands an extension cord with ON/OFF button, like a switch or a TV remote for changing the program.
Type: Original Art
Medium: Professional Graded Oil Paint
Year of Creation: 2023
Size: 148.00 x 204.00 cm
Ready to hang: Yes
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