Painting is, in fact, simply a medium used by Filippo to explore his complex ideas about problem of image identification and creation, in an era flooded with images and pictures - visual products and visual culture - especially those related to image production and perception using camera technology
in his various artworks that arise with diverse image-games, one can find an element continually present secretly , as it is never seen as real. The element is light. At the moment, Filippo already realized the existence of the element, since without light all those image-games that he presented through various media will appear as nothing. It is light that has made all those forms and images present, perceivable, and therefore "exist".
(Enin Supriyanto cited in FIAT LUX: Between Filippo and Caravaggio in 1571 Caravaggio 1610, exhibition catalogue, Valentine Willie Fine Art Singapore, 2008, p. 32-35)