Acrylics on canvas - 70x120 cm
At first sight, this painting shows a faceless mass. The eye is caught by the figure in the middle of the painting. A face, almost completey wiped out. Almost vanished, like a soul, leaving the body.
Terrifying. And yet - amidst the chilliness - a certain warmth comes through. Because despite the fact that these figures seem empty, drained, and faceless - they remain strong. Connected with each other (e.g. two figures bottom right), strategically positioned, like pawns on a chessboard. Together, still standing, against all odds.
Seemingly shielding each other and gathered around the central, struggling figure in the middle. All being held together by something more subtle and strong.
A desire to believe in bravery. Grounded and rooted to the spot. Connected by togetherness.