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Onlookers series

February 7, 2010

This series of paintings was exhibited at PPG Gallery in 2003. I had discovered photographs from World War Two documenting the North East African Campaign (now Somalia) in my mother in laws cabinet. I inserted myself into these images as an onlooker. These paintings were painted during the invasion of Iraq by American and British troops in 2003. The invasion was playing out on our TV screens as entertainment, and the paintings were a comment on the spectacularisation of war.

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  1. William permalink*
    February 12, 2010 11:50 pm

    Very relevant and topical considering the current American involvement in war and the embedded journalists. Great paintings as well!

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