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Painting "The Boys-Innocence Lost”" | Artist Marius van Niekerk | Jose Art Gallery
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The Boys-Innocence Lost”

This work is the right piece of the Triptych "The Boys-Innocence Lost”, inspired from photographs I took working with newly arrived war-refugee children, of a Swedish boy (picture left) and an Iraqi war-refugee boy (picture right) that arrived in Sweden and the difficulty of integrating in a new culture, climate. Worked in pastel and charcoal, shadowed, the earthy rawness, expressing their exploit[ive]ed nudity, acrylic background colouring juxtapose their grim "ghetto" existence. Their naked/nudity reflect vulnerability, frustration and lost innocence, an escaping armed shadow "tokoloshe" projecting both past and possible future.

Painting
Materials: acryl/pastel
Size:   165.5 W x 125.5 H x 4 D   cm
Year of creation: 2018
Genre: Genre
Original artwork, available in 1 copy
$2,109 USD
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From Marius van Niekerk , Portugal
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