The Sower. 2020
Size: 78.0 x 113.0 cm
The Sower is a self-portrait of the artist. Cordero’s identification with the sower is rooted in his desire to escape from the unfettered development and industrialization of Italy, specifically in the region of Piemonte, where the artist grew up. The sower is a romantic figure that stands in contrast to the modern factory worker. He respects the environment instead of seeking to subjugate it, and the sower is symbolic of a harmonious relationship between the worker and nature.
By channeling his subconscious and childhood memories, Cordero places himself in a dreamlike scenario. The background of vibrant blues and greens completes this jubilant and idyllic vision.
Matteo Cordero is a contemporary Italian artist, whose principal medium is painting. His rich and colorful paintings are means of evading contemporary society, which result in surrealistic and imaginative environments.