Darren White - Them and Us
122cm x 152cm
Acrylic and Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
Floating White Oak Frame
"This painting is based on the repetitive conversations many of us have had with our tiny humans, when trying to explain the pandemic and the restraints."
My silver lining...
"The purity of what a child wants, is a small insight into a much larger pool of global emotional turmoil—fuelled by an invisible impurity (COVID-19) and resulting in a population that’s fraying at the edges and tearing apart in the middle, as opinions and borders continue to divide us."
My artworks often speak to emotions, expressing my fascination of places throughout the world, where the ocean disperses its energy onto a city edge. I draw upon these memories of “place” and feelings of nostalgia to create works that hopefully brings a sense of calm to the observer.