original oil painting James earley


Original Oil painting
60cm x 90cm

SOLD, private collection UK

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.
This painting ships flat. Signed on the front and framed

“Wires” has been exhibited in London and Amsterdam

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

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