Guglielmo Alfarone an italian painter and illustrator, he describes his work as the youth of a disenchanted world, proudly brandishing their own disillusions to a distressed observer.
The young faces depicted embrace several feelings, such as boredom, arrogance, frailness, fear or mere indifference; through these emotions the characters affirm their genuine presence (their Da-Sein) only in the present moment since they have no yesterday and no tomorrow - no drive nor ambition. It could also be said that these young characters spring a terrific lucidity, which make their existence sort of insolent. They are the youth of a disenchanted world, proudly brandishing their own disillusions to a distressed observer.
Alfarone is known for his performance painting, where he creates works in front of audiences. During these performances, the painting is gradually revealed from an apparently blank canvas: art rises from the void as if by magic.
The work presented has come from a specific stylistic research developed through the adoption of diverse materials that, combined together, have the power to create precise effects thanks to chemical repellence.
Alfarone's disenfranchised youths are coming out at a time with growing youth poverty, a rise in youth unemployment and a feeling that global politics are excluding young people. The rise of right wing politics (a nationalism that is unrecognisable to many younger people who have grown up in a global world).