The times of the wolves

Oil Painting - 80 X 80 cm- 2019

Again, this is a self-portrait. The painter is surrounded by three wolves in an uninviting context. Looking in the air, she does not seem to be aware of the immediate danger posed by these aggressive wild beasts. In the snow, her nakedness accentuates our feeling of unease.

We think of this kind of dream at the edge of the nightmare, a dream where we are delivered in the simplest device to total vulnerability, like a newborn delivered to the world.

Who are these wolves? Predators fighting over helpless prey? Perhaps under the gaze of a mother wolf, pack brothers of which the young woman would also be a part, her nakedness then revealing her animality? Or, symbols heralding a new living order after the much-feared collapse of our civilization?

The times of the wolves