Too many fishes, too few loaves
Prize: Graphis Silver Award – Poster Annual 2020, New York 2019
This artwork tells the violent competitiveness of a world that is increasingly impoverished of its resources and inequality. The image represents victory of color and energy of hope. This a colorful and pop representation of the world in which we live, a world with too many fishes and too few loaves. The color, optimism, rhythm and freshness must exist for enrich a dark world in which every day there is more competition and fewer opportunities. Through the image, the pop man observes his prey between ideas, moments and circumstances that appear in a thousand different colors. The pop man waits and observes serenely, capable of fighting and making his ideas come true, capable of achieving his dreams in an unpredictable world.
Through “Too many fishes, too few loaves, we see the outline of a contemporary business man watching with greed a large floating fishbone, surrounded by a fine dust of colored polka dots. This apparently carefree image immediately tells the violent competitiveness of a world that is increasingly impoverished of its resources and the scandalous inequality of a wealth that is the prerogative of the few to the detriment of the majority of the community. But at the same time, the image seems to prefigure the imminent victory of color, a disruptive vital force that will succeed in subverting the status quo in a new harmony. Here the artist’s gift of speaking about the problems of our times with depth and lightness is more evident than ever, proposing positive models of thought and behavior without reducing the explosive reach of her message.” Camilla Pappagallo