Internal Awakening / Explosion / Ignition
Painting done in Barcelona thinking about 2017 and the feelings of the Romanian society back then – an internal combustion of tremendous force generated by 30 years of high pressure applied by politics and injustice upon the people.
This combustion ignited a collective awakening, similar to an engine start.
I found the Diesel Comparison very good here :
The diesel engine, named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to the mechanical compression (adiabatic compression ), thus, the diesel engine is a so-called compression–ignition engine (CI engine).