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“American History” is a painting about racism in the USA. I really wanted Donald Trump to play a central role in this painting. Donald Trump has had much to say about Mexicans, Chinese and other races and I cringe at the hatred that comes out of his mouth and out of the mouths of other world leaders. I dream of someone in power who puts empathy at the top of his or her manifesto prioritising it over profit. It would be great to have a leader that sees everyone as equal, what an example to set.
The child is a symbol of the fight, a child with a white hand gripping his arm, born into a world where so many doors are firmly closed, born in a country that grew from the seeds of slavery and has constantly reminded itself of these poisonous seeds yet the child clings on to the famous words “I have a dream”.
I have recreated and reshaped the American flag in the background .The white upside down triangles are the hats worn by the Ku Klux Klan, the crosses in the top left corner burn and remind us of the burning crosses of the Ku Klux klan. The words describe the key events in this long war against racism arriving at the present day with the murder of George Floyd.
I wanted to paint "American History" in a realism style using oil paints on canvas. I wanted to create a documentary of the consequences of racism.
I primed the canvas in red paint and started building the layers of the oil painting initially using large brushes and gradually decreasing the size of the brushes until I used single hair brushes for the smallest of detail.
"American History" is an original oil painting signed on the front and professionally framed in a bespoke frame. The painting is unique as there are no prints.
The best quality oil paints (Michael Harding hand crafted oil paints) and the finest canvas are used. The painting will come with a signed certificate of authenticity
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About the Artist
British artist James Earley is one of the worlds leading Hyperrealism Artists. James first came to prominence in 2013 when he was chosen to be a part of The Art Investors’ acclaimed 2013 “Seven Artists Exhibition”, this exhibition was held at London’s Strand Gallery and focused on 7 of the...