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

Shock is a natural human reaction to an awkward or dangerous situation which artists have long tried to induce to make a point, so now we have in art all kinds of distorted figures, urinals, faeces and animal carcasses, to name a few. And what is art, if not a description of the world, either by imitation or by negation. And what is the world, if not a place or a state of recurring shock, so much so that it has become something we got accustomed to, and consequentially unbothered by it much.

The work depicts such a world where an idiom taken literally is seen as nothing more than a curiosity.