I made this painting for a project about Cluster Headache (for info en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_…. I was contacted by Al.ce Cluster Europe www.cefalea.it/index.php?optio… to create this piece of art for it to be exposed in their art gallery dedicated to such disease. The coordinator of the forementioned association, Claudio Geraci, requested some paintings for him about the topic, where as the first painting was the burden, this is the pain.
RED and Black have always been a Good Choice to describe topics of internal turmoil and Pain. To depict Pain of Enormous proportions with a limited pallet Shows the true craft of a MASTER. I love the concept of the Models Skull exploding and blood and grey matter spewing form it, clearly is an example of the Phrase "A Splitting Headache".
PS: I have seen the Youtube video as well and all I can say is a feat for the EYES. Truly Wonderfully Inspiring and Gorgeous.
I love this because it differs from your other work! It is very expressive and explosive, and captures the anger or maybe pain in the person's face. I love the style you use with the black paint; how panicked it looks. And the red just completes it. Its very different than alot of your other work, with it's aggressive strokes and dripping. One of my favorites! It is hard to find anything wrong with this painting. It really allows you to feel the emotion in the painting and to connect with it.
You are one of my biggest influences in art, and one of my only influences. thank you for this wonderful piece!
One of the critiques says " I feel like the face is a little bit lost in the surrounding chaos", but isn't that the point? Your own personality, sense of self can be lost amid such overwhelming pain. I think it's great.
I suffer from cluster headaches for the past 20 years and this painting is exactly how i feel when i'm in my headache cycle! Well done - disturbing but beautiful! You absolutely captured the pain!!! I would love to buy the paiting. Monika
I'd really like to hang a big print of this in my home so I that maybe I wouldn't feel so alone with this everyday. This painting is really the best form of empathy I've encountered. Chronic headaches can be very isolating. I could go on about technique and colour, etc, but it's really so much larger than that. This imagery communicates directly to me. Thank you ... you've captured so many aspects of my 'brainfire' in this work.
You've painted it like you've experienced it, and if you haven't i think it's pretty amazing. I do know what they are like, and i think you've captured it extremely well. I hope your art will create more understanding. Thank you for making such an amazing art piece (eventhough it's about a horrible thing)