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Fragments de Joie : Flash

Date: 2022
Support: Painting
Dimensions: 140 x 190 cm
Acrylic on bedframe

In the series “Fragments de Joie (Fragments of Joy)” in which the painting on bed base Flash belongs, Daniel Nicolaevsky Maria tackles the issues of attachment and the construction and fragmentation of self during the development of young minorities in contemporary society. It is inspired by the faces of the anti-racist struggle: they’re represented as figures inspired by pop culture’s superheroes.

“I became interested in attachment as an instinctive process designed to ensure the survival of the species after several visits to orphanages and favelas in my home town, Rio de Janeiro,” explains Daniel Nicolaevsky Maria. “The canvas-object came to me as a support to paint these faces photographed freehand. A big bed is all that is needed for all the colours of the world to find some rest.”
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