The fighters represent the struggle to be oneself. The tension between what’s instinctive and what’s cultural, represented with total nakedness one of them and with the use of a weapon the other. A fight that has no winners or losers and that, despite the wounds, does not kill. The bodies seem tired and cling like lovers. A battle that will last forever like a punishment of Sisyphus. The drawing is based on the study of Caravaggio's work, and the phrase "Voi sapete ch'io v'amo anzi v'adoro" (You know I love you, betther, I adore you) that appears in a musical score in the play "Young man playing the lute" (also "The tauder of the lute") where a young man with ambiguous and androgynous features is showed, something that in that time represented the ideal love and the most absolute beauty. Struggle and love is the basis of identity.
* Series intervened one by one by the artist.
Silk screen 3 inks on Bristol Ultrawhite 640 g paper.
Size: 65 x 51 cm
Series of 25 units signed by the artist.