Romance on Hobby Horses
Abraham Lincoln once said: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power”.
In a democratic society, people give power to leaders with the hope that they will do what is right. However, humans are all fallible and imperfect, and sometimes justice falls in the interest of the stronger.
The primary cause of social and political unrest is the conflict of interests between various groups and societies, as well as between political leaders, parties, and the governed. Geopolitical tensions emerge when countries or regions vie for power and influence, resulting in conflicts over territory, resources, and political control.
In the past, riding horses was often associated with power and privilege, whereas today, authority is often symbolized by wearing a business suit, and in some regions, the army uniform. In movies, it's common for heroes to wear masks to conceal their identities. Masks may not necessarily be associated with villains, they can also represent the need for protection in a dangerous world. Gas masks can serve different symbolic meanings depending on the context. They can represent resistance, solidarity, and survival in harsh and dangerous environments, but they are also associated with fear, danger, and harm due to their common use in war and chemical attacks.
This series is a collection of paintings inspired by current social and political events from around the world. The artist, acting as a quiet observer, creates unique and thought-provoking images that offer comic observations of our modern culture.