Art is not always about capturing beauty. More than a decade ago, I was deeply disturbed by a photograph published on a magazine or paper, of which I am not sure now. It depicted the effect of poverty, and I decided to use it as a reference for a painting. This work titled ‘Brothers’ was executed with charcoal on paper. I like this painting because I have managed to capture the forlorn look on the faces of the children and their emaciated physique. Charcoal is a versatile medium that brings out tonal differences very effectively, and thereby adds depth to the subject. This work in my personal collection, is one of my favorites and remains close to my heart.
|Brothers - 14" x 17" - Charcoal on paper|
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