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Holy War

Holy War
Photo Description:
82 x 100cm Acrylic Paint on cardboard Inspired by the idea of religious conflict trapping people I have painted this 80cm X 100cm textured piece in acrylic paint. I began by looking at religion and conflict, looking at the concept of a Jihad or ‘holy war’. A jihad can represent both an external conflict or war and an internal one. The latter is what inspired me the most, and I have looked at how individuals are trapped by religion itself and from the conflict surrounding this. This painting is from a scan of my body pressed against the glass of a scanner inspired by the collaboration of Jenny Saville and Glen Luchford. I have mixed my background layer of paint with mud to create a textured piece after looking at the work of and being inspired by Anselm Kiefer and Eugene Leroy. Kiefer’s use of natural materials such as straw is what inspired me to experiment with this to create thicker paint. I finished the piece with a layer of French polish to marry together the different parts of the painting and to add another layer of entrapment.
 
Author
Hollie Turner , 18 yrs
 
School
Thomas Rotherham College