Leon Trotsky

30.00"W x 40.00"H x 1.5"D

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Alex Hodges


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: trotsky, leon, dots, polka, portrait, abstract, historical, russia, abstract

Media: canvas, spray-paint

Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2016

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I just start with no idea of what I want to do. I keep adding things until it is right or I have screwed it up so much, I have to scrap the whole thing.
Leon Trotsky was one of the fathers of the Russian Revolution and was indeed a very complex man. From the Bolshevik revolution to being assassinated by Stalins people at his exile home in Mexico.
This painting tries to catch that complexity.

I have never taken art seriously in the regards that I think things need to be perfect. I love imperfection. I would color in the lines, unless i found the lines to be too constricting. There is no rules to art. If you can make it in 5 minuets and you love it... fantastic. If it takes 50 years...fantastic. I say create what you want to create, if others like it, that is a plus, if not...fuck em. I began traveling at a young age with my family, until I got a wild hair up my ass, got the itch and I ventured out on my own. I have since lived in Tanzania, South Africa, France, Romania, Belgium, Argentina and Ghana and explored and experienced a nice chunk of the world and the wonderful cultures and people that go along with it. Most of my work abroad has been for nonprofits, some for international media, and some too crazy to discuss on the Internet. Currently I am in law school focusing a lot on international law. My passion for culture, people, history, and the developing world is reflected in many of my pieces.

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