All Art Is Propaganda
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All Art Is Propaganda
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Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas Frame
W: 1700mm x H: 800mm x D: 20mm
W: 67" x H: 31" x D: 1"
Approx. Weight: 4kg
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About "All Art Is Propaganda"
This is an dystopian animal farm painting depicting a piglet running away from it's inevitable destiny.
The title references a critical essay by George Orwell of the same name.
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I paint primarily in oils on linen canvas.
My style is not limited, and although my work is realistic and representative in nature, I do also move to expressionistic work as the mood takes me.
Subject matter is likewise not limited, although wildlife has been a focus and the dominant theme throughout my life.
As with many artists I would hope that viewers are moved enough to interpret my paintings with a direct connection to their own life experience.
In addition to being inspired by a number of the old masters, more contemporary artists that I appreciate include John Singer Sargent, Bo Bartlett, Andrew Wyeth, Odd Nerdrum, Knut Andre Vikshaland, Vincent Desiderio and Antonio Lopez Garcia.
I began my painting career way back in 1969 whilst still at high school, working even then with oils and canvas as my preferred medium, and selling most of my work to my parents (at first), and then to friends and acquaintances of my family & friends. Even with this encouragement the need to earn an income to support myself through life, and my general motivation to build stuff, steered me towards a primary career in Architecture and Design.
Contemplating the next phase of my existence on this amazing planet, I find myself revisiting this purely artistic need of mine to apply brush to canvas, to record some of what I see and imagine.
My studio is based in the beautiful City of Cape Town, South Africa, and I am married to Penny (also a creative spirit), with one free spirited & amazing daughter.
"Great artists suggest possibilities. They don't answer the question, ever.
Joe Pro will give you the answer.
My favorite artists are those that suggest the answer, because they know that there is no answer". Vincent Desiderio
Finalist in the New York Artios Gallery "United Through Art" exhibition 2020.
Published interview in Occhi Magazine "In Conversation with Visual Artist /Architect Alan James Weiss"
B.A. Honours degree from Middlesex University in London
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