Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene’s paintings evoke deep feelings of illness, of change, or growth both bad and good. Layered in oil and gold leaf, each painting gives off the appearance of being physically heavy and conveys the weight that is literally placed on its subjects. There are blood vessels moving into limbs moving out of branches, creating life and taking away light. They’re darkly beautiful. With inspiration stemming from symbolism, it’s no wonder these works seem almost biblical.