The Wheel of Traffic is a drawing that was made in 1970 before being turned into an oil painting in 2015. Created on a canvas with a wooden stretcher and placed in a black baking list. The total size of the painting is 140 x 100 cm and has been finished with a matt varnish.
The high wheel towers over the land, destroying everything in its way. Houses are about to shatter onto the asphalt of the streets, while children who are unaware of the danger play among the mushrooms under the watchful eye of their parents and grandfather.
Is grandfather anxious? No, he is not worried; the years have left their mark on that. Yet there is a look and appearance that he thinks can avert any danger. Is that right? Road signs and rules pile up as cars, tachometers, lights, and bells swing around, all while the wheel races on.
On the verge of collapse and gasping for oxygen, man moves on even masked. Asking himself, oh what to do and how can we stop this? Could this be done by means of a stop sign? By interrupting contact? Whatever the method, the biggest question remains – is this situation temporary or permanent?
These were questions that I first asked myself in 1970, but by 2015 there could only be one answer, permanent. Estimates have shown that there will be over 1.4 billion cars in the world in 2020 and some 2.5 billion by 2050. No product of the industrial revolution has left such a mark on our way of life, on the layout of our cities, the landscape, and the economy as the car. With the expansion of roads, we want to stay ahead of the situation where standing still becomes the norm and driving the exception.