Barbaric protopia – Sunrise 2022 – Acrylic on canvas – 160 x 130 cm
Protopia is a state that is better than today, than yesterday, although it might be only a little better. It is a perspective on the current state of affairs: a conforming and dreamless state, as the future seems very uncertain. This series explores the landscaping of the Brazilian Burle Marx, and the concept of model city by the Swiss Le Corbusier in Brazil. In these paintings, artificial plants coexist with digital surveillance, global warming and urban elements.