|"My Angel", oil on canvas, 90x70, never will be on sale, always with me!|
All the works that I began to paint in Cape Town, was done from the heart and full of inexhaustible inspiration. But I thought I should create a series of new works that will be different from anything that makes artists in South Africa. I have to be myself, and not merely reflect the wonderful world in which found itself.
A world where people smile, and their smiles light sanctifies the world as the African sun. In a world of false impression about the wild customs of Africans, about their rudeness and aggressiveness, but I saw people living in joy and love, happiest families, despite the poverty, cheerful well-dressed children, with a radiant smile on chocolate face. Apparently sadness about the difference in skin color, come from the time of the slave system, when thousands of Africans were exported to other countries. Of course, a shame when some people have to work for others, without any rights. It's disgusting.
I came up with the idea to try paint African models and try to paint them pure white skin. And how do you think that happened? It began to appear ANGELS!
Here is the first of my works from a new series of "Black is White". You are welcome!