original oil painting James earley


Original Oil painting
60cm x 90cm

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I wanted to produce a painting that really shows the sadness and brutality of the Syrian war and the resulting refugee crisis. This is a Syrian refugee homeless at the Turkish/Syria border. I decided to use the background colours the same colours as the dry lips of the young refugee as I think this dryness was quite impactful and demonstrated the desperation of the situation. I used a triangular pattern to emphasise the sharp edges of this world and convey a sense of control very much like barbed wire controls the refugess. I painted the barbed wire gold as I feel that like so many of these tragedies it is money that is the root cause.

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Tags: hyperrealism, political art, realism, refugeee crisis, syrian war, war art

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