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“Africa is poor, but we can try and help its people”. It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we’ve heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa. Try something different. “Africa is rich but we steal its wealth.”
I have painted "Africa" in a realism style. I really wanted to focus the attention on the central child so I added a lot of detail to this figure whilst at the same time blurring the rest of the painting using larger brushes and a lot of blending. I really wanted the eyes of the child to scream out at the theft of Africa by so many countries throughout its history.
ORIGINAL ART BY James Earley- "Africa" is an original oil painting. Only the highest quality archival fine art grade oil paints are used (Michael Harding Oil Paints).
The painting will come with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity.

READY TO HANG- The painting is framed in a hand crafted bespoke frame and is ready to hang.

SHIPPING- The painting is professionally packaged and shipped within 7 working days. The Tracking Code is provided

Materials used:

oil paint.

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#fine art #realistic #photorealism #african american art #political #documentary #hyperealism painting #racism 
Africa (2021)
Oil painting
by James Earley

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“Africa is poor, but we can try and help its people”. It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we’ve heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa. Try something different. “Africa is rich but we steal its wealth.”
I have painted "Africa" in a realism style. I really wanted to focus the attention on the central child so I added a lot of detail to this figure whilst at the same time blurring the rest of the painting using larger brushes and a lot of blending. I really wanted the eyes of the child to scream out at the theft of Africa by so many countries throughout its history.
ORIGINAL ART BY James Earley- "Africa" is an original oil painting. Only the highest quality archival fine art grade oil paints are used (Michael Harding Oil Paints).
The painting will come with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity.

READY TO HANG- The painting is framed in a hand crafted bespoke frame and is ready to hang.

SHIPPING- The painting is professionally packaged and shipped within 7 working days. The Tracking Code is provided

Materials used:

oil paint.

Tags:
#fine art #realistic #photorealism #african american art #political #documentary #hyperealism painting #racism 
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I am a self taught hyperrealism artist and I paint people who live on the very edge of society. I have exhibited my work in London, New York, Madrid and... Read more

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