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Collage: Wax, oil pastels, Digital on Paper.
MyPOP (My Print on Poverty) investigates social mobility and reveals the inherent contradictions between the idealized steps to prosperity and the often harsh, despairing reality of climbing the soci-economic ladder with limited resources. Going beyond merely exposing the discrepancy between resources and opportunity, the work alludes to the sense of community that families are able to create within grinding conditions of material hardship. By illustrating a labyrinth of social and political structures, the insightful series is a shrill outcry against the stereotypes of the poor and a sobering real-life perspective of moving out of the dysfunctional cycles.
The paintings are coated with a malleable texture of wax, representing changing circumstances and preservation. The use of distressed collage is integrated for the purpose of storytelling, cross cultural symbolism and to represent the obstacles, barriers and erosion of resources.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection