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This painting was created shortly after the widespread rioting which happened in England back during August 2011. I was shocked by what was unfolding and taken back by the escalating violence happening during this time. The ramifications from this revealed the growing problems of youth unemployment under the new Conservative Government of 2010 and the deepening recession from 2008.
The painting captures the image of a young man in a tracksuit and hood whilst the light of the fire illuminates around him. This image is one of two.
Oil Paint on Canvas