De la volonté et du chaos

Oil on canvas. 180 x 180 cm. 2021

Xlll Florence Biennal. October 2021

This painting questions the human will, linking it to the «Butterfly Effect»

The composition of this artwork is the result of a work developed by researchers, performance artists, photographers and graphic designers, in tune with the painter Martinez Llaser.

A moth of the Antheraea Polyphemus species was chosen because the large purplish eye spots on its two hind wings make us reflect on the question of whether nature acts teleologically or if they have developed randomly.

This giant silk moth takes the character as an eagle would with its prey to lift him off the ground against his will. His look of dread represents the moment when his «human will» (if such a thing exists) is violated by the determination of chaos. One of the sentences related to chaos theory is a Chinese proverb that reads: «The flapping of a butterfly’s wings can be felt on the other side of the world.»

This proverb also makes us reflect on the question of Fragmentation and Totality, which has been the theme of the paintings that the artist made in recent years. If the flapping of a butterfly can be felt on the other side of the world, it is because the universe is a Totality, where nothing escapes or is isolated from the cause of the Whole.

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