L’Amour et la Violence – after Hans Memling

2015

This series of seven collages on polaroid photos speaks about a loving yet hurtful story of love. The quote within it is, encore, the Last Judgment triptych painted by Hans Memling between 1467 and 1471, mentioned by Alex Urso in most of his production in 2015 and 2016.

The naked bodies are cut out from a monograph dedicated to the painting, representing the right panel of the Memling’s masterpiece – the hell. The anguishing bodies of the damned, however, instead of dying within the flames of torment and perdition, are juxtaposed on the shapes of two lovers. These photos are polaroids crumpled, damaged, excerpted from the past to become objects, remains, memories of a story full of passion and torment; full of love and violence.