July 19, 2019

Who am I outside my physical body?

Alessia Camoirano Bruges, 24

This painting explores identity and the concept of being disembodied.

This painting represents being part of something greater than ourselves. Each line represents being disembodied, I exist without my body.

Regarding disembodied, I follow the same methodology that I do for every painting. The lines of the painting and the tile, aim to represent the fact that I am more than just a body, my body is just flesh and bones, I exist further than my body.

In a society that aims for the destruction of individuality and objectifies humans, this painting wants to start a conversation on how our identity is sometimes corrupted because of external factors that influence how we perceive our body and how our body should look like. Especially as a woman, I feel constantly the pressure of being a vessel for physical pleasure rather than a human being with a soul and mind.

Therefore the question, who am I outside my physical body?

My mind, my thoughts, my words, my art, they travel faster than my body does, they exist in a not physical dimension.

Each painting is accompanied by lyrics written by the artist.

Lyrics:

She wants more than before
Hiding from myself I will pour
poison inside my lungs
I can’t feel anything at all
And it’s my body and it’s my choice
But they will lacerate my voice
Cutting my spine filling my void
I have to find a way
She is ready to seize my day
And show me corners
where I will have to grasp for air

Disembodied, 2019Acrylic and Mixed Media40x60cm