FINE ARTIST

England and Brazil Real-Estate and Human Rights

2019

Probably the largest canvas I have completed at almost 4.3 metres wide, the painting is spearheaded by Viv Anderson (England footballer) and Socrates (Brazilian footballer), who both struggled for years with extremist, authoritarian, and discriminatory cultures.

At the left edge is British extremism, at the right edge is Brazilian extremism, whilst there are campaigns for equal rights and tolerance towards the centre.

This painting brings out issues of gender, race, inequality, crime and environment, whilst trying to celebrate freedom too.

Influences for this painting are Raphael’s ‘The School of Athens’ showing Plato and Aristotle, and also Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’.