Painted Identity

After graduating in London from Central Martins i’ve been focusing on using art as an anthropological tool.

100x130cm oil paint and pure pigment

100x130cm
oil paint and pure pigment

Dipak, 100x130cm oil paint and pure pigment from Nepal on linen canvas

Dipak,
100x130cm
oil paint and pure pigment from Nepal on linen canvas

100x130cm oil paint and pure pigment

100x130cm
oil paint and pure pigment

100x110cm oil paint and pure pigment

100x110cm
oil paint and pure pigment

100x130cm oil paint and pure pigment

100x130cm
oil paint and pure pigment

I recently finished a painting project based in Nepal.
During a three months stay in an orphanage in the valley of Kathmandu, i painted portraits of the children using oil paint on linen canvas. After painting their faces, capturing expressions that best represented their wonderful personalities, i asked the kids to finish off their portrait by painting their bodies using pure pigment from Nepal. 
The collection consists of 13 paintings(100x130cm), that have each been analysed by a child therapist to decipher how art can be used as a tool to uncover their subconscious views of themselves.

 

Last week was the opening of the show in an abandoned movie theatre in the center of Milan, Italy.
These collections are about how art can be used as a tool to showcase psychological and anthropological insight by giving a voice to people otherwise ignored.  
I would really appreciate the opportunity to show this work to as many people as possible, I truly believe in the power of art to teach and raise awareness.