Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

The work uses a chess problem where 8 queens are placed on the board and none of them is in direct line of fire of any of the others to illustrate the nuclear powers’ Mexican standoff. Any (reckless) move leads to a dark scenario appropriately called MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction). What is at the stake is nothing less but life itself.