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The Scramble For Africa

Original - Oil on Canvas - 67 × 92 cm
5,600$ (including taxes)
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About this artwork

Year2021 Dimensions67 × 92 cm (width×height) Medium Support

“Africa is poor, but we can try and help its people”. It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we’ve heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa. Try something different. “Africa is rich but we steal its wealth.”
I wanted to paint the boy in a realism style showing how he is pulled in so many different directions by the Imperialistic countries and yet there is determination in his eyes to rid himself and Africa of these shackles.

Created by James Earley

I want my work to scream

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