LOVE and NAPALM
print on canvas 70 x 50 cm
150 euro each, shipping included in price
WelcomeToMars, aka Marcello Gungui, gives life to cybernetic female creatures using computer as media.
Their slender bodies are inspired by Manara, Crepax, italian comic-designers that have represented the female body as a temple of sensuality and desire. Inspired by ancient times when women were warriors and amazons, warriors, he venerates them in this way, providing them with biomechanical implants to donate their bodies further expansion and make them more invulnerable. These Goddes of the new ages, named like the ancient Walkyrie have proud looks and sculpted bodies.
The sublime fusion between flesh and metal is represented in the act of drilling a hook. Skin like a membrane becomes stretched, pierced, penetrated by technology, victim of grafts or mutilated, it doesn't represent a border anymore, rather a gate to new sensory perceptions.
In his works he represents the gradual shift from a body made of flesh up to its full automation, through the chrysalis stage, awaiting for a rebirth into the new flesh.