boy   ACRYLIC ON CANVAS    50 X 50 CM    2017

" These works show a paradox: the adult  has his eyes closed, While the baby has them open.
To mean that we all enter the world with open eyes, a sign of curiosity, freedom, openness to the other. But then, growing up, conformism, commonplace, disinformation, social rules, make them close more and more. 
It's up to us, becoming adults, to have the strength and the ability to reopen the eyes. In this theme one feels the echo of the myth of Plato's cave: the man who is used to seeing shadows exchanges them for reality; The task of the philosopher is to make the man turn his head, and turn his gaze to the light. "    gabriella maldini

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