London Nights - 40x50x4cm - gesso board
This piece celebrates London by night and all those intense experiences and emotions.
London at night takes on a different face. When I couldn't sleep, I walked around London for hours and watched life go by continuously, the lights always on, cars, people. The street singers returning home, the last drunks outside the pub, the constant smell of rain, lost tourists trying to get back to their hotels, intrepid foxes crossing the street, newly born couples over cocktails returning in tiny apartments, night workers, that sense of wanting to move forward and thrive. Despite the violence, very expensive apartments, dirt, London at night is immense, it never stops. And I hate London, I love London. I want to leave her, I want to stay. For this reason I decided to paint it, represent it in an abstract way, as if it were a concept to be understood, explored, looked at several times without really understanding its meaning. Because London is like this at night, fluid, always changing. And I feel I belong to this city.