For this series, I wanted to dedicate it to the actual survivors of the Congo genocide.
I first researched the images of different survivors before settling on the three people above. I felt an instant connection to their image and instinctively knew they were the ones who I wanted to feature in my artworks.
When it comes to the depiction of pain, damage and life. There is no better artist than Bacon.
His triptych moved me to tears and had such a powerful impact on my psyche. Every brush stroke spoke volumes in his work.
” Let’s hope that their story will finally be told.”