Acrylic on Canvas70 x 70cm
Homo Faber or the need to move beyond *Homo faber,latin “tool wo/man”
Painting chose me to unveil the truth. The truth about the controversy of life; the joy of solitude; stamina; the supreme authority of that genius sparkle which keeps us humans etc…
By taking a quotation from Hannah Arendt and Max Frisch concept “Homo Faber” as the title and starting point of my first Asian series of paintings, I had conceived a hybrid project made in Shanghai about the innate drive of humans to fabricate things. Questioning “knowledge tools”, “power tools” and humans as tools. I came with visual response scrutinising my own experience and most recent fears.
As this project trigger off an irresistible, primal urge to make, my figurative representation focused upon hands mixed up with dynamic, vibrant brushstrokes. Capturing zoomed texture of each mark, large geometric shapes entwined around cropped body elements in order to emphasize flowing nature of human paradox. This project aims to step aside from omnipresent technologies, celebrate creativity and pure joy of colour.