When I decided to paint this Milan Central Station, I asked myself what I wanted to aim for and the answer was very immediate: to convey the feeling of returning home. I found an interesting interpretation in the fast movement of the rails: the light rises towards the architecture of the Station in these oval shapes, as if they were open shells which one enters to stay sheltered. The choice of blue is linked to the fact that it is a color that calms me, gives me an emotion of calm and at the same time of depth, emphasized by the momentum of the cables that enter the gallery.
I painted this work before the Covid emergency and before it was my deliberate choice to almost never include people in the places I painted. Instead, now seeing this station makes me feel the lack of humanity that, in normal times, crowds the railway to leave and return. A lack that makes me look at this place with more open eyes, and those flashes of light in the sky.
From Friday in the Zamagni gallery in Rimini you can see the collective installation POSITIVE GATHERING: each of the 20 artists in the gallery (including myself) has prepared 10 works in 20x20cm format, installed side by side in the entrance wall of the gallery. The people of Rimini cannot fail to go and see it!
Happy Monday and good start to the week everyone!