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Wailing Wall Blues revisits the hooded, faceless diners from earlier works in the American Series. In this half finished, half destroyed walled room they sit and point at grey hooded figures who are kneeling with their heads in stocks. White, faceless figures tend to the prisoners against a backdrop of a bastardised version of the stars and stripes. The stripes have been reversed and the stars removed to comment on the destabilisation of traditional democratic values.

Thomas Dowdeswell explores current controversial issues with his own surreal political satire, challenging the viewer to confront, digest and empathise with multiple perspectives, both literally and theoretically. The complexity is discernible and at times even daunting, yet Dowdeswell’s works remain decipherable like an unnerving cautionary poem about the end of civilization as we know it.

Thomas Dowdeswell The American Series. Wailing Wall Blues, 2017

£2,750.00
H 37.5 cm x W 49.5 cm x D 4.0 cm
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About Thomas Dowdeswell

About the artwork

Wailing Wall Blues revisits the hooded, faceless diners from earlier works in the American Series. In this half finished, half destroyed walled room they sit and point at grey hooded figures who are kneeling with their heads in stocks. White, faceless figures tend to the prisoners against a backdrop of a bastardised version of the stars and stripes. The stripes have been reversed and the stars removed to comment on the destabilisation of traditional democratic values.

Thomas Dowdeswell explores current controversial issues with his own surreal political satire, challenging the viewer to confront, digest and empathise with multiple perspectives, both literally and theoretically. The complexity is discernible and at times even daunting, yet Dowdeswell’s works remain decipherable like an unnerving cautionary poem about the end of civilization as we know it.

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