The original plot of “Romeo and Juliet” tells the intense story of two young lovers and is probably the most famous love story in the world. Between the lines, one can sense the medieval atmosphere and historical context of the city of Verona, to which I feel deeply connected.
The theatrical plot offers very little hope to the two young lovers, culminating in their tragic demise. Perhaps it is this rawness of the story that leaves room for reinterpretation. In 2020 and 2021, I dedicated myself to finding a way to preserve the essence of the narrative, but giving it an inspirational tone rather than purely tragic.
What would have happened if Romeo and Juliet had not died?
I set up an exhibition where each canvas represents a key moment in the story. Using these paintings as pillars of my narrative, I believe I have outlined a path that aims to inspire people, rather than simply shock them. I shared this story with thousands of individuals, in person. I noticed the tears shining in their eyes, and I felt their curiosity, their joy, and their pain.
Because this is what my artistic series is about: the Metamorphosis that each of us must face with our life partner, the need to shatter our selfish darkness to discover and preserve true love. That love that can persist and that guides us to live extraordinary lives.