Between Dharamsala and Beijing
"This painting references the propaganda art of Mao Tse-tung’s Cultural Revolution – in order to cast a critical eye over the Chinese stranglehold on the once free nation of Tibet… where people are now jailed for displaying a flag and Buddhist monks are again, setting themselves alight in a final protest for independence. The title refers to many nations’ political willingness to ignore the cultural and environmental destruction of Tibet, for fear of losing trade with China. Dharamsala, India, has become the Tibetan’s home in exile, while Beijing is the seat of control. The place that no-one wants to mention – Tibet – is somewhere in-between".
oil on canvas