Superstition, 1994

Superstition is a strange and fascinating little painting. With a few loose strokes of deep brown, almost black paint, it shows a human torso on which is superimposed the alarming shape of an insect almost as large as the man— a reference by the artist to the idea of “poltergeist”. Looking more closely, we see that the insect’s legs are on top of the character’s legs in a sort of skewed mating scene reminiscent of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.