George W Bush, de schilder

George W Bush, de schilder

    Sgt Michael Joseph Leonard Politowicz.
    Photograph: George Bush

“[…] Upon becoming a civilian again, Bush became a painter and his subjects were the very men torn to shreds, quite literally, by his own policy. As an artist, Bush seems somehow to be working through what might not be a sense of guilt exactly – he’s never expressed remorse for Operation Iraqi Freedom – but is certainly a deep-seated sense of duty to his subjects. In their repetition, these portraits are obsessive and to the extent that they represent just a fraction of the nearly 4 million post-9/11 veterans, they are terrifying.”

“[…] One can’t help but wonder: what if this man, who saw the world in black and white, had taken up the brush sooner? Perhaps he wouldn’t have had such a terrible array of injured veterans to take as subjects today.”

Theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/mar/06/george-w-bush-art-painting-portraits-in-courage

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Niels Post is beeldend kunstenaar en actief als mede-oprichter van Trendbeheer.com. Hij is opgeleid aan de AKI in Enschede en het San Francisco Art Institute. Zijn werk is wereldwijd te zien geweest op videofestivals, tentoonstellingen en als zelfinitiatief in de openbare ruimte. Spam, computer gegenereerde tekst die niemand wil maar die overal opduikt, vormt de laatste jaren het basismateriaal van zijn beroepspraktijk. Post gebruikt het voor interventies op leegstaande winkelramen, wandsculpturen en ruimtevullende installaties.

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