Carla Busuttil - Contemporary Artists

The Air is Filled With Children

The Air is Filled With Children The Saatchi Gallery
 

Carla Busuttil

The Air is Filled With Children

2008
Oil on canvas

150 x 150 cm

“In The Air Is Filled With Children the image of Hitler is hinted at with the red arm band and brown uniform. But the figure is diminished in its oversized uniform and cowering stance. The title of the work comes from J. G. Ballard’s The Unlimited Dream Company – a surreal work about a man who learns to fly and devours children along the way. While it may be possible to identify the subject, my main aim was to create a strong immediate image through the sparse imagery and use of colour on canvas. Hopefully, the image can be both visually pleasing yet emotionally difficult at the same time.”
 
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