L’Amour et la Violence (after Hans Memling)


This series of seven collages on Polaroid photos represents a passionate yet painful love story. It is once again a reference to the Last Judgment triptych painted by Hans Memling between 1467 and 1471, mentioned by Alex Urso in most of his works in 2015 and 2016.

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