Circe drawing series by Flavio Apel

“Circe” drawing series by Flavio Apel.

Circe drawing series by Flavio Apel

Circe drawing series by Flavio Apel Circe drawing series by Flavio Apel Circe drawing series by Flavio Apel

Circe was the daughter of the sun-god Helios and the Oceanid  Perse, a beautiful witch with special predilection for conversion, illusion and necromancy. Stranded on her isolated island Odysseus loses himself charmed by her wizardry. Flavio Apel situates this mystic island with accurate exactness: It is the small, mediterranean village close to Rome where he spent the first six years of his life and which he had to leave very sudden. Since that time, the young artist is searching for his own „inner“ homeland. The drawing-series „Circe“ reflects his own odyssey. Destabilizing events, like the suicide of his father (who was an artist too) and his pathological perfectionism tempt him to visit this magical place over and over. In his world the few living actors – mostly insects– freeze instantly in contact with the lifeless objects. The presence of the enchantress is always perceptible, although she never appears…

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