A crazy story:
Already separated from my husband for several years, but still living in the house that was once ours, I receive a visit, his – my ex. And just like that, what started as an unexpected encounter, ended up being a stay that extended throughout the summer.
After 4 years, there he was, asking me for toothpaste at the door of my room. What madness to live with someone who has already left, right?
During his stay at home, he asked me for several things, including organizing a dinner party for a possible future client of his. And that was the day I met the “general”: self-centered and conceited, he brought a woman to his side, whom he seemed to fleece, and on the other his lawyer, a man who seemed to play the role of the Devil.
Other guests also attended the dinner, but the evening was only about him, the general and his dark stories, leaving us all with a horrible bitter feeling.
Inspired by this strange encounter, a few days later, this canvas, 5 x 3 meters in size, was born. It is covered with thick black brushstrokes, which seem to unfold a kind of layer throughout the entire canvas. And among those dark shadows, there they are, the three characters holding hands, in a figurative expressionism.
“The General” representatively shows us the dark side of things and beings, and how the ego tries to have control.
This painting is made using acrylic, aerosols and markers. Painted on canvas.