Brutal world

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janet Marie Richardson (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Ron Laboray

Abstract: History repeats itself. My large scale paintings and small ceramic sculptures embrace historical and fictional characters from past and present, powerful/powerless, good/evil, humorous and satiric. The paintings are executed with rough, quick strokes with large characters painted on wide scale canvas, up front in a dominate position to project power, triumph or tragedy. The dramatic, bold colors in which they are painted project the raw brutalism of the culture in which they are produced. Incorporated into my practice are social and cultural commentaries to show the over-arching theme of war, oppression, injustice and suffering on a massive and individual level.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2016
Oppression, Racism, Slavery, War
Culture in art
Art and society
Art -- Political aspects
Large-scale drawing
Ceramic sculpture

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