I created these works in the 90s.
For me, balloons are a symbol of happiness and I wanted to identify people's bodies with a balloon. I imagined that happiness was a balloon filled with air that expanded bodies without creating heaviness. These bodies were born full of curves, almost deformed by an inner happiness that has more to do with peace and the joy of living than with an external fact. I placed these figures in streets, beaches, bars making them look full of life, even though, looking closely at some details, you can see that they are going through difficult stages like cancer.
The works are made in oil on canvas.
Miami Beach II
Oil on canvas