Oil on 1/8″ deep Hardboard / Óleo sobre tabla
6″ high x 6″ wide / 15.2 x 15.2 cm
A while ago a good friend of mine from Venezuela, Gilberto Guerrero, a hobbyist photographer sent me a few pictures for me to paint. Among the flowers typical of Venezuela, he sent me images that were quite shocking to me, as they represented the condition of the current country. A country that I learned to love for its beauty and its people. This is one of them. It took me a while to get to courage to paint it, because I knew it was going to be hard emotionally. A man forgotten by society and the current government who’s only interest is to fight against the US and anyone who dares to stop his desire and ambitious to become the next leader of not only the country but the world. A crazy idiotic president who forgot what his duty towards his people was. I imagine this poor man sitting on the street having a home and a family and loosing it all only God knows how and why, now is doomed to live on the streets alone and at the mercy of the world.