Woman Casually Eats Entire Block of Cheese
The block of cheese is just an appetizer for the entire box of Cheez-Its.
“Don’t laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and many silent sacrifices of youth, health, ambition, love itself, make the faded faces beautiful in God’s sight.” — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
I love you Dan Chamberlain. And I love you, cheese lady.
Valerio Carrubba born in Syracuse in 1975. Currently lives in Milan.
Valerio Carrubba’s paintings sweat blood, bilious humors and organic exhalations. His works are reminiscent of 16th-century anatomical plates, where the struggling hues and the ripped figures seem to be caught between melodrama and melancholy. Some of his works are painted twice, one brushstroke lying on top of the other. This double painting emphasizes the colors and repeats the form in order not to describe them but almost to deny them. It’s about an extreme hyperrealism, where the artist’s gesture is meticulously repeated but not the surrounding reality. (Text by Cecilia Alemani)