FINE ARTIST

Maradona and The Western Wall

2020

Completed three months before Maradona passed away, this painting is my emotional analysis of the effects of superstardom on him.

Burdened by many pressures, he was also a hero for millions of people, having been both elevated and vilified throughout his life, particularly during the events of the 1986 world cup, when it was Argentina vs England some four years after the Falklands War.

Therefore he is elevated in front of the House of Parliament clock tower, where there are complex confrontations of faiths, politics, outcomes, motives and interpretation.