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Stepchildrenland is a project, with a skechtbook, paintings, drawings and video, about memory and identity, focusing the tension between repulsion and affection, frustration and hope, imprisonment and freedom.
Europe is considered the cradle of the western culture and thought, and always played a preponderant role on the world stage, exerting influence and domain over the countries of other continents, having developed an immense capacity to control human society in almost the entire planet.
How to deal with the moral confinement prepared by successive civilizations over the centuries?
Built in the subtle boundary between real and imaginary, the project “stepchildrenland” seeks to bring reflections about memory and the construction of human identity, from autobiographical investigations made by the visual artist Mauro Espindola.
How to deal with the anguish and the paralysis imposed by the west invented life?
“Stepchildrenland” presents in the form of painting, drawing, video and a small sketchbook, images that look a universe conducive to the recovery of amputated characters by the encounter with contempt, with the rejection and the disaffected. The result, however, is fraught with penetrating frustration and dense passivity.
After all, how to survive in captivity and submission by the alleged human nature?
stepchildrenland — the bathers I, oil on canvas, 110 x 150cm
Welcome to Stepchildrenland
Home of those condemned and gagged. Asylum for the excluded and underprivileged and of those who have lost hope and aspire for salvation, honor, healing, pride, encouragement and acceptance.
This mighty kingdom in essence embraces the instinct…
Illustration / Kuvitus, Mixed Media / Sekatekniikka, Painting / Maalaus, VideoTagged
freedom / vapaus, identity / identiteetti, imprisonment / vankeus, muisto / memoryComments
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