I really dig this Ukraine 2022 painting by UK artist Phil Smith. With all the scary news headlines, this is especially relevant.
It is acrylic on canvas. I love the expressionist rendering of the apartments; but as I read further, I realize that they are partially destroyed, due to the Russian invasion. These occupants of these homes have had to flee to safety.
This abstracted view of partially destroyed apartment blocks is my homage to the courage of the Ukrainian people who have stood up to the Russian invasion and those that have had to flee their homes due to Russian shelling. I will send my share of sales to the Disasters Emergency Committee for their humanitarian work in Ukraine. The apartment blocks are deliberately shaped more like missiles or artillery shells than Ukrainian apartment blocks. There are 10 blocks, like two hands reaching into the blue sky.
Wow. Just Wow.
Phil is in the Saatchi gallery. He lives and works in the UK. If you dig this as much as I do, here is my link to purchase.
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