Humberto Poidomani’s art metaphysically connects current times with the ancient world, allowing society to identify with his woks.– Milagros Bello. PhD | Curator
Inspired by Dante Aleghieri’s Divine Comedy, these works depict different stages of the human beings’ life journey today from Hell to Paradise.
The work “Trojan horse” marks the beginning of the path of man’s doom, through deception and selfishness, seeking self-good without qualms about others.
The following work “Purgatory #1”, reflects purgatory, human miseries, night, and personal final judgment.
Poidomani’s work continues with his masterpiece “The Cancerberos”, (Gatekeepers) representing the monsters of our era. They point out to the politicians who guard the Gates of Hell, who do not let anyone out, but neither do they let anyone enter, since they fear that the righteous man who can save everyone will appear.
As the following stage for the path of men, it comes the work “The Virgin of Chance” that represents hope, as praying seems the only possible solution to overcome the human
The last stage of Poidomani’s work is “Divine Comedy”, that represents the day, and the
redemption of people through art. This painting presents the call of Beatrice, as symbolizing the Virtue, who shows the arrival to Paradise, the end of the journey in Florence.
The artist also makes a reference to luck in his work “Lady Luck”, as he considers luck to be essential to travel any path of life.