Your Reader Could Be A Tyrant
2020
acrylic and graphite on paper

Your Leader Could Be A Tyrant, How to Tell, inspired by research included in an artist's book with the same title. The series consists of 26 paintings of recent and contemporary tyrants and their odd habits. The work highlights the extreme evil that has resulted from the right-wing nationalistic leaders not unlike the trends we now see in governments and leaders around the world.


We are devolving into an era when our historical memory and the horrors of past ultra-nationalistic regimes have been forgotten, and new tendencies to control media are clouded by misinformation and fear-mongering. Having an opportunity to help us contemplate where we could be heading is crucial for encouraging us to consider ways to confront the challenges of contemporary political discourse. Installation view from 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH, September 2020.

Videla
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
57" x 41"
Stalin
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Sesse Seko
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Gaddafi
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Putin
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Pol Pot
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Pinochet
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Nyiazov
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Nguema
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Mussolini
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Mariam
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Marcos
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Kim yong un
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Kiim-il sung
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Hussein
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Hitler
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Franco
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Duvalier
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Chiang Kai-shek
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Ceaucescu
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Castro
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Bokassa
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Assad
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Idi Amin
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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al-Bashir
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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Mao
2020
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
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