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Rage Against The State

Rage Against The State

in Oil by James Earley No Artist Reviews
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I remember a famous Life Magazine cover that was published during the Vietnam War. It was titled "The blunt reality of war in Vietnam" and showed "A Vietcong, mouth taped for security, held prisoner by the US Marines". I was struck by the parallels that this issue has with the issue of racism in the US today. I wanted to produce a modern day version of the magazine cover with a small Afro-American boy who is imprisoned in the world of racism replacing the imprisoned Vietcong and I changed the wording slightly as it only needed changing slightly as the issues are so tied together in a rope of suffocation.
I hope that the viewer will see and feel the pain and frustration that the Afro-American community have had to endure for centuries. I hope the rage will grow.

I wanted to paint "Rage Against The State" 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.

ORIGINAL ART- "Rage Against The State" 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


W 11.81" x H 15.75"
W 30.00 cm x H 40.00 cm
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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...

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