This 4-piece series, which draws it's inspiration from Michelangelo's "Rebellious Slave" sculpture, wasn't wholly intentional. I set out to only paint a single figure in this particular pose. Once painted however, I was so struck by the pose that I decided to paint 3 more at different angles with slight variation. This allowed me to fully capture the tension that I found so captivating, and the "in the round" treatment pays homage to the sculpture from which it was inspired.
Captive man, acrylic paint on canvas, 36 x 48", 2018
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