In painting this series of portraits, I was influenced by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, “RED” (Hell), “NO COLOUR” (Purgatory), “BRIGHT AND SPIRITUAL” (Heaven).
I allowed myself to use Dante’s journey metaphor: my existential journey before being a redemption one.
Dante chooses souls as his main characters that act and create his tales, he makes them bodiless and put them in an otherworldly situation, I choose souls so that they could receive my message putting them in a real world. Dante uses conscience, meant has an active spirit, I address to soul touching their inside,that does not know any language, age and cultural distinction.
The portraits derive from an exam about interpersonal relationship, an introspective research and a comparison with the metropolitan human being, catching his emotional and expressive moods in their different aspects.