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Ewan Atkinson - Visual Art, Drawings with Artist Statement (Barbados)

Artist Statement:

Fictional characters are the tools with which I explore the conflict between community and singularity.  With these drawings I began to toy with a pair of physically identical characters that I simply refer to as 'the couple'. Despite their identical appearance, they respond differently to the situations I create for them, there is both mad rush and hesitation, wonder and indifference. Over time, they have come to represent an internalized conflict that characterizes aspects of my own experience and my reflections on a fragmented Caribbean homosexual community.  
An internalized 'homophobia' is constantly in conflict with the struggle to navigate romantic relationships as they move between public and private spaces.

 

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Paradise Terrace and a Mouthful of Water, 2007 14x17 inches mixed media on paper

 

Paradise Terrace and a Mouthful of Water, 2007

14x17 inches mixed media on paper

2.A Couple Running Blindly, 2007 30x22 inches mixed media on paper

 

A Couple Running Blindly, 2007

30x22 inches mixed media on paper

Love Hate Indifference, 2007 30x22  inches mixed media on paper

 

Love Hate Indifference, 2007

30x22  inches mixed media on paper