King of all Fruits - Purple Heart
130x100cm / 51.18x39.3 in, oil on canvas, 2018, private collection
A pineapple just like a cathedral: massively high, with a solid structure and leaves that spring outwards like ornaments. A pineapple just like a monument of the ephemeral.
Purple leaves on a red-gold background - the artist plays with color and with its consistency. While the pineapple is, in itself, recognizable, the work expresses more than just the fruit: it speaks of majestic beauty and perfection. It is an ode to the noble banality of nature's gift to us, mortals.