Fragments of Joy

To escape from some of the unbearable heat of the day, barely dressed in their underwear, children play with the public fountain in a city in the south of France.

Marked on their faces by the cruelty of their relatives, kids still find a way to have fun without thinking of nothing ele that the water that conforts them in a barrel in the middle of a Favela, in Rio de Janeiro.

Other abandoned by their parents, jump and do pirouettes at a special day in the orphanage in which they live.

"Fragments of Joy" talks about these whether precious moments yet so ephemeral in the lives of these fragile beings who manage to escape from the least to the most painful things in the world, among bliss and joy.

The bed frames found in the street are painted with a portrait taken by the photographer. The fragmentation of the being expresses the impossibility of being one without the foundation of a family home. The facial expressions refer to the work of René Spitz, researcher on the abandonment of infants. And the relationship that the viewer creates with the painting refers to the attachment theory by the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby.

A video documentation shows the view of the artist in this late afternoon during a party at this orphanage located in Rio de Janeiro.

All works are named "Vol.N", prompting the artist to always continue this work that may never find an end.

  Fragments of Joy Vol.II Cut out photos, water, glass carafe 24 x 11 cm

 

Fragments of Joy Vol.II
Cut out photos, water, glass carafe

24 x 11 cm

 
Fragments of Joy Vol.VI - Rafael Acrylic on bed frames, 160 x 200 cm.

Fragments of Joy Vol.VI - Rafael
Acrylic on bed frames,
160 x 200 cm.

 
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Fragments of Joy Vol.VI - Superman
Acrylic on bed frames,
160 x 200 cm.

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Fragments of Joy Vol.VI - Blergh!
Acrylic on bed frames,
160 x 200 cm.

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Fragments of Joy Vol.VI
Acrylic on bed frames x3,
160 x 200 cm.