Hosni Mubarak

5.00"W x 7.00"H x 1.0"D

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Matt O'Neill

Elmira Heights, NY

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: social commentary, cartoons, caricature, egypt, politics, mubarak, abstract

Media: gouache on paper

Size: 5"W x 7"H x 1"D

Year Created: 1992

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While a caricature politician Hosni Mubarak, it is also an hommage to the complexity and durability of his political style and the assorted axes that Egyptian politics has followed openly and not-so-openly throughout his tenure.

This work is framed in black, and glazed in high-quality UV-resistant plexiglass. Its a smaller work, suitable for corners and such--the gouache-watercolor mix does well in bright light and will emphasize different aspects in different lights. There is a slight amount of cropping in the passepartout.

The grind and excitement of near-constant movement has given me a stormy and tense relationship to space, and to movement within that space. From walled-off Berlin, foggy Vienna, quaint Alpine villages, and myriad boxy American cities--each environment adding something subtle to my creations. I often pose the philosophical question--why would a thing need to represent another thing, if its own beauty in form should be recognized? I crave tension--seeking truth through examination of angles, trial--error, and the narrative that develops visually through the "indelibility" of contact between pen and paper.

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