Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 100cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 3.7cm (D) / 39.4" (H) x 39.4" (W) x 1.5" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Inspired by a visit to a shepherd’s flock in Veneto countryside. The shepherd gathers the newborn lambs and marks them with coloured signs. The same marks are made on their mothers so that the shepherd can easily verify who’s the son of who: this is very important, because it may happen that some lambs are refused by their mothers and eventually abandoned. The shepherd makes sure that nobody is left behind.
Limes is a Latin word that sounds sweet, but stands for “border”. Borders are a form of protection, but also of potential abandon and lack of care for people that stand “outside” . Inclusion and care are the key to live in a fair society.
The Italian sentence written on the lower part of the artwork: “Non esiste tempo - Non esiste modo” means literally “the time doesn’t exist - the mode doesn’t exist” , meaning that borders can be erased and a better society is possible, but it’s not an easy task and there is not a right time or a right way to do it without disrupting our society and ourselves.
This artwork is strictly metaphoric and symbolic and allows the spectator to read it on multiple levels.
Acrylic on box canvas, ready to hang.
Based in: Italy
Irene is a full time professional artist born in Siena, Italy, the 14th of August 1982. Self taught painter, she developed her skills during years of experimentation. Her collectable and immediately recognizable style of narrative portraiture, with rosy cheeks characters heavily influenced by pop culture and kitsch, recently caught the attention of international collectors and galleries. In 2018, Irene was invited in Ciudad Nezahualcòyotl, Mexico, for her first solo exhibition outside Italy. On the same year, she was one of the winner of the Gallery Awards for being among the “excellence finalists” of ART Revolution Taipei International artists Grand Prize Competition, and was awarded with the invitation to show her paintings at the International Artists Salon at ART Revolution Taipei 2019. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, UK, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Russia, USA and Austria and features in public and private collections all over the world.
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