A Perfect Illusion
This painting is both a critique and a questioning of our way of life in the society. The artist depicts his personal interpretation of a very simple scene of everyday life. There are characters sitting comfortably in a public transport. These strange figures, recurring in this series, are for the artist the reflection of the exasperating conformist that we adopt in our routine. These last ones bend, without questioning the “powerful reality: subway, work, subway, sleep…like modern slaves”.
However for the artist, the chains are not at our feet, but in our heads. They are the perverse effect that the advertising, globalization and technology have on our habits and on our conception of life. The ideal is never just a construction of the mind, an illusion that comforts us, that reassures us… A Perfect Illusion which can be seen in this painting, by the singular appearance who looks like a living room, with its tapestry and its cosy armchairs. The characters each move forward in the comfort they weave individually, isolating themselves in their own way from the world around them.
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas