Humanity faces some very serious issues. Essentially my art attempts to engage with the truth about these.
" OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER" Martin Luther King, Jr.
" Art is not what you see, but what you make others see" Edgar Degas
"Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable" Banksy
-"Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war against brutality & darkness" Pablo Picasso
- "Insuring a vision of the truth the artist best serves his nation...the artist must also sail against the wind of his time, not a popular role" President John F Kennedy.
- "Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened" Winston Churchill.
" To sin by silence when we should protest, makes cowards of men " Ella Wheeler Wilcox
" For evil to flourish, it takes good men & women to do nothing (2012) - Collage/ drawing 23cms x 20cms
Global Warming & Disease - " Just what happened to us on Mars" Acrylic paint on canvas (April 2020)- 122 cms x 122 cms
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
ride into the 21st century. (2011) Acrylic paint on canvas 120cms x 120cms .
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Activist Artist - Chris Holden