All the paintings of the “Gnosis” series represent individuals who, for a brief moment, decide to stop their foolish race against time. Now more than ever, this race dramatically affects our lives. We all live in a society constructed to distance the human being from humanity and critical thinking. These individuals pause to seek a meaning in things, in their existence, in life. They ultimately enjoy an epiphany that generates a truly eye-opening emotion. Here I explore the feeling of regret.
The term “Gnosis”, Greek in origin, means “knowledge”, but not so much theoretical as practical and concrete. It is a knowledge embedded in action and experience and conducive of a deeper self-awareness. In my experience, Art is one of the most effective means to open the doors to this “ecstatic flash”.