Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa said: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
I therefore wanted to reflect this description into a new piece. Firstly, with this surrealistic artwork, I want to present life as a giant beast, the big figure on the right half of the painting. Life is the beast that will beat you and eat you if you surrender. Additionally, on the left side you will see a line of figures representing people and their different attitude in life. Some are just freaking out, some go crazy, some have no idea what is coming and some seem already surrendered. But there is one of them who is not scared at all (the one with the big brain) , and calmly raises his middle finger to this monster showing that he is not afraid of it and that he refuses to surrender. So if you connect with this art piece, open edition prints are available, please click the link below.