In the past few weeks Instagram and TikTok were flooded with “don’t let them know your next move” videos, in which creators performed unpredictable actions that one would not have expected to see that way, using objects improperly in an almost surreal vision.
Looking at Luca Schenardi’s works, I thought they look like a perfect representation of those videos, or at least of the concept behind them. The illustrated subjects seem to come from a real world only in dreams, in some ways disturbing and alienating.
The scenes portrayed by Luca Schenardi have no line of continuity, elements overlap each other decorating the scenes and adding pieces of mystery regarding the meaning of the actions. A woman should not have to watch the sunset as her arm melts just like the cake she is forcefully crushing, just as the idea of giant lobsters invading a beach is unlikely but terrifying. The embrace of two lovers ends with both sticking a syringe into each other’s arms, and it is as hard to believe as the sight of a holy man suspended in the air above a sports car.
After years in contact with contemporary art formats, the artist embarked on a career as a digital illustrator, representing the flow of his thoughts and character. You may not have sweet dreams tonight, however, Schenardi’s work is worth looking at on his Instagram profile.