«Fortune teller’s tool» - 65 x 70cm
oil on canvas
"Fortune Teller's Tool" captures a moment frozen in time, where tradition meets the digital age. Draped in blue, the figure is a bridge between the ancient art of fortune-telling and today's social media - a canvas that questions not just our beliefs, but the very foundation of our self-perception.
In this oil painting, the fortune teller's cards float, bearing the symbol of TikTok, the modern-day oracle. It's a subtle yet powerful commentary on how social media shapes and sometimes distorts our realities, offering a mirage of truths tailored to our desires, much like the fortune tellers of old. It's an invitation to reflect on authenticity in the era of likes and follows, urging us to look beyond the superficial.
«Im OK…» - 120x120cm
oil on canvas
"I'm Okay" is a poignant exploration of the unspoken. Through the oil on canvas, it captures the duality of a societal mask—the slight curve of a smile that doesn't quite reach the eyes, which betray a deeper truth. It's a silent scream against the cultural expectation to suppress emotion, to always appear strong and composed.
The painting presents an 'okay' emblem, a stark contrast to the raw honesty in the subject's gaze, a reminder of the emotional cost of conformity. It's a call to acknowledge the weight of hidden struggles and to challenge the damaging norms of emotional stoicism, inviting a conversation about the importance of vulnerability in a world that too often demands a facade of resilience.
«The last flower» - 90 x 130cm
acrylic on canvas
"The Last Flower" serves as a haunting mirror to a future that is closer than we might like to admit. It portrays the innocent wonder of a child upon discovering a lone flower, an entity as mythical as it is tragic, in a world scorched by neglect and warmed by apathy.
This oil painting is more than a visual tale—it's a stark reminder of the ephemerality of beauty and the irreversible impact of our actions. The child's amazement is a silent indictment of the world's inertia towards climate change, a plea from the future to the present to remember, act, and preserve the delicate balance that sustains life. The Last Flower, then, is not just the subject of a child's fascination; it's a symbol of hope and a final call to action against the backdrop of a world on the brink.
“Patience vs wrath” - 120x110cm
acrylic and oil on canvas
"Patience versus Wrath" is a vivid portrayal of an eternal struggle, a dance of temperaments where calmness stands defiant against the storm of fury. In this commissioned piece, the canvas becomes an arena where two figures embody the conflict between maintaining composure and succumbing to anger.
The painting is laced with poignant text that echoes the internal monologue of confrontation. "What is the reason? The real reason? Be honest," implores introspection, while "What did I do to deserve this? I'm paying for my sins," reflects a penitent patience. "Time will heal, will heal, will. Anger will last," and repeated mantras of "patience" emblazoned across the canvas serve as reminders of the strength found in restraint. Contrasted with the explosive "Love, love, love, rage, rage, rage," and the perplexed "Why? Why? Why?," the piece captures the chaos of anger against the composed backdrop of patience. The words "Wrath, wrath, wrath, destroy us all" warn of destruction that unbridled rage can bring, while "rooted" suggests a deep-seated origin of this fury. This piece is not just a visual experience but a conversation about the nature of our interactions and the importance of understanding and empathy in the face of dissent.
"Attention grabber" - 110x120cm
Oil on canvas
"Attention Grabber," a provocative oil on canvas, depicts a jester—an emblem of medieval entertainment—caught in an exaggerated plea for notice. This figure, with outstretched arms and splayed legs, channels the desperation of our digital age's quest for recognition.
In this work, the jester serves as an allegory for the modern social media user, each vying for a moment of fame within the algorithm's court. It's a critique of the lengths to which individuals will go to capture a fleeting glance from an audience ever-distracted by the next scroll. This painting speaks to the erosion of genuine individuality, as personalities are distilled into performative acts for likes and shares—revealing a stark truth about the sacrifice of self in the pursuit of virtual validation.
"Men in the society" - 110x120cm
Acrylic on canvas
"Men in a Society" is a striking acrylic work that speaks to the silent plight of modern masculinity. The painting features three male figures, their mouths sealed by zippers, a symbolic gag that stifles their voices and emotions. Stripped of eyebrows, their faces become a blank canvas, reflecting society's pressure on men to mute their inner turmoil and adhere to an antiquated stoicism.
The blue garb cloaking these figures underscores a pervasive melancholy, a commentary on the gendered expectations that bind and confine. This piece is not just an observation but a call to re-evaluate the cultural norms that govern emotional expression. It challenges the viewer to consider the cost of such silence and the urgency for a space where men can openly share their vulnerabilities without fear of reprisal or judgment.
"The sheep follow, the media lead" - 120x150cm
Oil on canvas
"The Sheep Follow, the Media Lead" is an oil painting that casts a critical eye on the pervasive influence of media in shaping public opinion and behavior. It portrays the iconic Trojan horse, not as a vessel for warriors, but as a metaphor for the media, from which a flock of sheep blindly descend into an abyss, save for one solitary brown sheep that looks away, unaffected and serene.
This scene is a poignant commentary on the herd mentality fostered by media narratives, suggesting that many may be coerced into supporting causes or ideologies without personal conviction—merely following the crowd into potentially perilous intellectual territory. The solitary sheep represents the individual who resists the pull of groupthink, who remains true to personal beliefs and perspectives despite societal pressure. Through this work, the artist invites reflection on the importance of critical thinking and the courage to stand apart in a world where the media often dictate direction and dictate pace.
"my future, alone" - 50x70cm
"My Future, Alone" is a digital composition that captures the existential musings of the artist, Vini, as he contemplates his own mortality and the nature of his social bonds. The figure, representing Vini, is depicted being drawn towards the canvas's edge—symbolizing the inexorable pull towards an end only he will face. A nearly imperceptible heart enclosed in a black box, tethered to a thin line circling his head, suggests the isolation of one's deepest affections and thoughts, often unseen by others.
A halo with spikes and the word "alone" intersected by a red line above his head further underscores the theme of solitary existence, even amidst the semblance of connection. The subtle tears and the pastel blue background evoke a serene yet somber reflection on the solitude that may accompany one's final journey.
This painting is a poignant realization of the artist's inner dialogue on the importance of forging deeper, lasting relationships in a life otherwise characterized by fleeting interactions. It is an introspective piece, a visual meditation on the interplay between a successful career, personal connections, and the inevitable solitude of the human condition.
"therapy" - 120x120cm
Acrylic and oil on canvas
"Therapy" manifests as a visual tumult, a canvas battleground where Vini's personal turmoil and confrontation with a toxic relationship are laid bare. This work, a confluence of acrylic and oil, speaks volumes of the chaos endured—of a mind grappling with oppression and seeking solace in expression. A skull marked by red X's over the eyes, bones faintly etched in blue, and the recurring question "Why?" four times over, serve as motifs of the internal struggle and the quest for answers.
Textual elements like "ME" encased within a lightning-struck box, "No more!" punctuated with finality, and the call for "Respect, please" are cries for understanding and a plea for the personal space that Vini felt deprived of. The bleeding heart, a symbol of the pain that can no longer be contained, trails through the canvas—a poignant reminder of the vulnerability we all possess.
The painting is not only a snapshot of Vini's psyche during a tumultuous phase but also a universal declaration of the need for emotional release. It advocates for the cathartic power of articulating one's feelings, whether through art, written words, or conversation, as a pathway to healing. The work transcends personal narrative, becoming a beacon for those who similarly struggle, encouraging them to externalize their emotions as a step toward recovery and self-respect.
"life is about why" - 130x130cm
acrylic and oil on canvas
"Life is about why" serves as a philosophical inquiry, a canvas that poses introspection as its central theme. The simplicity of its visual—a figure seated amidst nature, contemplating a profound statement—belies the depth of its message. The text dominating two-thirds of the canvas, "Life is about why and not whats," is a direct challenge to the viewer to delve beyond the surface level of existence, to quest for meaning rather than mere happenstance.
Vini's work beckons us to pause and reconsider our daily routines, questioning the very nature of our actions. In a society preoccupied with the tangible and the immediate, the painting is a reminder to seek the reasons behind our choices. It prompts a shift from the materialistic 'what' that occupies our thoughts—what to post, what to eat, what to buy—to the existential 'why' that often eludes us.
The text scattered throughout the work—"Find the why and things will get more interesting," "Change your values, change your life," and "This is the key to everything"—are affirmations that encourage a transformation of perspective. By embracing the 'why,' one may find a richer, more purposeful experience of life. Vini's artwork is not just a visual piece; it is an invitation to embark on a personal journey towards understanding and meaning. The large scale of the painting further emphasizes the grandeur of the quest for knowledge, making it a poignant reminder that sometimes, the most significant questions are the simplest ones.
"pressure" - 110x120cm
Acrylic on canvas
"Pressure" offers a stark visual representation of the psychological and emotional strain that individuals often face. Through the acrylic medium, Vini manifests the concept of mental pressure into a tangible image—a man's head, unnaturally distorted and on the verge of shattering under the force of two opposing hands. The stretching of the head and the imminent sense of rupture effectively convey the breaking point that can result from excessive stress.
The clarity of the composition, with its clean lines and vivid blue backdrop, underscores the intensity of the focal subject. This choice of simplicity in design allows the message to resonate more powerfully. The hands pressing in on the man’s head serve as a metaphor for external expectations, societal demands, or self-imposed standards that can often feel overwhelming.
The painting serves as both a cautionary tale and a call to mindfulness; it reminds viewers of the dangers of overwhelming stress and the importance of balance. Vini captures the duality of pressure: as a catalyst for performance and a potential trigger for collapse. The artwork invites reflection on the necessity to recognize one’s limits and to seek reprieve when the weight of the world becomes too burdensome to bear alone.
"When i made her cry" - 110x1120
Acrylic and oil on canvas
"the narcissist and the psychopath" - 56x75cm
"To be or To be" - 120x150cm
"Neverland" - 150x210cm
“Waiting for my turn” - 100x100cm