SoHo - 23x30cm - Mixed Medium - To purchase contact me or check my online store
To create and feel a sense of belonging, many people rely on communities by sharing similar struggles and history. Because of this, often, being part of a community improves stress, anxiety and loneliness. When I first arrived in London, I didn’t know many people and couldn’t really find my place. Back at home in Italy, I always felt a deep sense of belonging to the LGBT+ community but the only times I could actually feel part of it was at concerts. When I first went to SOHO I looked around and thought “this is my place”. I felt free. This painting recalls SOHO, the shimmering lights, the feeling I had when I was finally able to express myself fully without any shame or guilt. The freedom, music, love all around me.
The first time I danced with you in SOHO
I knew I’d burst into flames
Living the paranoid dream
careless drunken uncommitted desires
the dance floor is a bittersweet memory
I want everyone to want me
I want everyone to get the f*ck away from me
I fell in love with another stranger at G.A.Y
blacking out in Leicester Square.