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Humanity faces some very serious issues. Essentially my art attempts to engage with the truth about these

" A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art"  - Pail Cezanne

" In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary   act" - George Orwell
 
" OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT  THINGS THAT MATTER  Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

" Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"    - Edgar Degas 

 

"Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable"  - Banksy

-"Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an     instrument of war against brutality & darkness" 

  -Pablo Picasso

-"Insuring a vision of the truth the artist best serves his     nation...the artist must also sail against the wind of his   time, not a popular role" - President John F Kennedy.

- "Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most pick   themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened"  ---Winston Churchill.

-" To sin by silence when we should protest, makes     cowards of men "  Ella Wheeler Wilcox

                                                        

"  No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth "

    - Plato

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Ride into the 21st Century (2011) 1m20cm x 1m20cm.jpg
" For evil to flourish, it takes good men & women to do nothing (2012)  - Collage/ drawing 23cms x 20cms 

Humanity faces some very serious issues. Essentially my art attemps to engage with the truth about these.

" A work of art which did not  begin in emotion is not art " - Paul Cezanne
" In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act " - George Orwell.
" Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter "
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see" - Edgar Degas.

 
"  Art should  comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable" - Banksy.
"  Painting is not done to decorate apartments, it is an instrument of war against brutality & darkness" -
Pablo Picasso
"  Insuring a vision of the truth the artist best serves his nation...the artist must also sail against the wind of his time, not a popular role"
- President John F Kennedy.
"  Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened " 
- Winston Churchill.
" No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth" -Plato.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Ride into the 21st Century (2011) 1m20cm x 1m20cm.jpg
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
Ride into the 21st century. (2011)  Acrylic paint on canvas 120cms x 120cms .
for evil to flourish, it takes good men
" For evil to flourish, it takes good men & women to do nothing " Collage/drawing  23 cms x 22 cms. (2012)

All art works are  copyright © Chris Holden

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SOMETHING WRONG SOMEWHERE - The cost of renewing Britains Nuclear weapon, Trident.  (2011) Acrylic paint on canvas. 1m52cms x 1m22cms.