Man on Mars


Nigeria

Painting
Size: 48 H x 48 W x 1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic and Gesso on Canvas.

This work was inspired by observing the insatiable attempts of man to conquer and acquire territories.

In the beginning was a world, and the world was arid, harsh and uninhabitable, yet by year 2100, man was moving upon the surface of this world in his heavily cladded spaceship, savouring it for eventual occupation. He soon found out that this red world posed a far more daunting challenge than originally postulated and in despaired wishfulness looked longingly at mother earth, hoping for some kind of panacea. However, in his resilience, he resolved to adapt to these unearthly conditions in other to become a real Martian. And this is completely logical, given that it is widely accepted among scientists that life came on earth as a bacteria making landing through a comet flight from deep space and in time evolved into an integral part of the system as man and other diverse life forms. So, at this time, man decided to play the " bacteria" and become the primal life form on Mars. A new evolution has begun.- Segun Aiyesan

Keywords: Nigerian Artist, Survival, Space Exploration, Symbolism, Contemporary, Surealism, African Artist, Futuristic, Metaphor, Modern

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual, Fine Art, Surrealism

Mediums: Acrylic, Gesso

Materials: Canvas

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