Sabrina Manfredi / I Sebastiani

Saint Sebastian, a warrior and then a martyr, was my source of inspiration to portray a typology of men. Far from the classical iconography in both body and soul, I asked my models to play the role of a new figure of a martyr.

Disconnected from religious conception, though with symbolic references to tradition, I have tried to create modern ‘paintings’ by mixing the classic with the contemporary, tracing the signs of today’s discomfort and suffering.