FOLDED PORTRAIT (BEFORE THE STORM)

FOLDED PORTRAIT (BEFORE THE STORM)

Drawing, Political / Social, Ink, 17.5x11.5x1cm

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Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
The terror attacks were in response to the West's destruction of an Islamic middle east. The Muslim's at home were condemned by right-thinking people as a major existential threat -
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
They had gone there in search of weapons - finding none they invaded anyway - to topple 5 countries in 5 years was their plan at home while they were destroying the east the people from these places were blamed and used to justify their own destruction
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
In Vietnam they were with no Pearl Harbour or 9/11 to
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
The photo of the person had become an image - and so was able to travel much further in the minds of other men and women. Burnt into the psyche these portraits defined evil in a face, or at least brought up the idea of face as holding within itself terror and evil - the way in which the person was photographed or digitally rendered defined how the person was thought about and seen
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
A play on terror from the war on terror created by the USA. The underground factions created a play in which the recent attacks are staged and re-played out in front of an audience. A distasteful subject -
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
Everything upside down
And wrong way round
Conflicting stories and paradoxes
Right is left and left is right
Purposely confusing and contradictory
Information
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
The colour had fallen out of fashion and so
Because colour was used to entice and attract
The products for sale were soaked in colour
Was it attractive to children that was accepted
And so to be without colour was possibly adult
And to do with some higher kind of meaning
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
To see yourself reflected in a mirror - the country Belgium pondered itself. And came to no conclusions, surrounded by others, it followed the line of its border, as if seeing it for the first time. One side was open to the sea, which had made its way inland as rivers
Justin Stansfield
2 years ago
It had started with a request by an institution, for drawings (on 'stick it notes') to be sent to the address given, before a certain time. He had quickly sketched out, what could only be described, as Belgium looking at itself in a mirror. Though it was never returned or no contact with the artist was made whatsoever, the idea and drawing remained in his head

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