Werther Gasperini

No Pain no Gain features a wax sculpture by Italian artist Werther Gasperini. The sculpture (Pieta) was modelled after Michelangelo's marble Pieta at the Vatican in Rome. The corpse of Christ is however no longer supported by the Virgin Mary. The sculpture is cast with leftovers of devotion candles that were recovered by the artist from churches. The sculpture refers to contemporary martyrdom and represents solidified hope and devotion. Another version of this Pieta is permanently installed at the Notre Dame de la Treille cathedral in Lille (FR). In series of marble tablets with impressions of hands and feet, the artist investigates humankind's need to link its existence to the vast expanse of the universe and history.