Wink refers to the cooperation of the European Union with countries outside the Union, such as Albania. The work is intended as a window to Tirana, which is the European Youth Capital this year. In May, a mural by the same artist will be unveiled in Tirana, at the initiative of the EU.
Inspired by the paintings of Rene Magritte, the artist describes the work as follows: “The floating eyes in a cloudless sky are small Dadaist fragments of my city. They bring an optimistic message to the heart of Europe. The eyes blink and in this way they signal to the Brussels viewer their affection and solidarity. The blue sky refers to the color of the European flag. Can the eyes also become stars? The stars, of course, represent the different cultures, experiences and origins of Europe. The eyes, too, can eventually become stars.”