That day I was having trouble with my boyfriend. After a club-night in Berlin we were drunk and tired, and we were fighting for everything. We started to say each other very bad things. Why have you done this, why have you done that, blah, blah, blah.
Suddenly I felt very depressed and ugly. I started to cry and I was sobbing like a poor, little pig. With my eyes full of tears, I took a look at him. He was gorgeous: his body was perfect, his gesture was precise, his presence was everything. The more he was angry with me, the more he was beautiful.
So basically this is an artwork about the sexual beauty of anger (represented by a man wearing a golden bat mask) and the ugliness of feeling shame and guilt (a crying little pig running away).
Some gossip: the model of this artwork is Herrektor, a DJ in the techno club scene. I think it was a great idea to use some authentic-Berlin-hero in this painting, so I choose him as the main character of this story. I will confess: there was also a little revenge in this choice. Yes baby, sometimes you’re beautiful and fierce, and you can make me feel the worst. But this is my space and I’ve suffered enough, so get out of here! Get out!