Porcupine Couples

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Porcupine Couple IOil on canvas140 x 120 cm2015
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Porcupine Couple IIOil on canvas140 x 120 cm2015
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Porcupine Couple IIIOil on canvas140 x 120 cm2015
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Porcupine Couple IVOil on canvas140 x 120 cm2015
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Porcupine Couple VOil on canvas140 x 120 cm2015

Porcupine Couples

This series of paintings talks about intimacy with the other. It is based on the Schopenhauer’s metaphor The Porcupine Dilemma: Porcupines get closer in winter time to look for warmth and comfortness. If they get too close the prick or get pricked. If they dispers too much, they cannot get warmed from each other.  The porcupine couples are in a hidden space, that is at once closed and open, outside and inside. In some occasions the figures appear as one and the other together. In some others, they are as distant as possible. They mix but they unfold, making one big figure but nonetheless opening shapes out.