The worlds of Sophia, 2015, Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inch (Re-creation Girl at a window, Oil 1925, Salvador Dalí, & Storm on the North Sea, Oil 1865, Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky)

About the painting   關於這畫

On 22 August 2015, a baby, named Sophia, born on the ship of the operation which rescued her mother off the coast of Libya.

On 28 September 2015, the EU agreed to start the active phase of the operation in the Mediterranean and to rename it “Operation Sophia”, focus of which is, however, on smugglers rather than on the rescue of migrants themselves.

The refugees on the boat are risking their lives to strive for the coziness that permeate the room.

The woman at the window named Sophia, along with her beloved, is watching the boat in the storm in a leisurely way.

We, who regard ourselves as the neoliberal world, the Sohpia in Chanel, in the embodiment of righteousness call ourselves Sophia.

What would Sophie, the 14-year-old Philosophy student created by Jostein Gaarder, think?

And what would humanitarian Soufi, the guardian angel of refugees at sea who grew up in Sicily and has been helping numerous refugees for years, think?

Did Salvador Dali see the heart-wrenching pain when looking out over the Mediterranean from his window in Cadaqués Spain?

Perhaps Ivan Aivazovsky in the Black Sea did.

As for me, futilely creating this painting with “illy” on one hand and the brush on the other under the roof of my tranquil room.

2015年8月22日,利比亞海岸的船上救出了一名臨盆的母親,嬰兒的名字叶蘇菲亞

2015年9月28日,歐盟同意對地中海展開新行動,改名為“蘇菲亞行動”,目的是打擊難民偷渡的蛇船,而非難民本身的救援

船上的難民冒著生命危險地爭取那彌漫在房間裡安逸自在的生活

房內叫蘇菲亞的女人優閒地與她心愛的一同看著窗外風暴下巔波著的木船

我們,所有在自由主義新自由主義世界,穿著香奈兒的蘇菲亞,正氣懔然地叫自己做蘇菲亞

在喬斯坦·賈德筆下那個14歲叫蘇菲的哲學生,會怎麼想

而那個在西西里島長大,海上難民的守護天使,多年來一直幫助無數難民的人道主義者蘇菲,又怎麼想

Salvador Dali從他在西班牙卡達克斯家中的這扇窗內遠望地中海時,看到那椎心的痛嗎

也許居於黑海的Ivan Aivazovsky感受到

至於我,卻只能在右手拿起畫筆時,左手握著咖啡杯,無能為力地在風平浪靜的斗室中畫下去