42″ x 80″ Oil on canvas (2017) Framed
The great metaphysical war between Hitler and Van Gogh, two historical figures parallel in the singularity of their ambitions, both failed artists within their lifetime, yet so divided in that failures resolution. Be it Ego or Id, creator or destructor, the paradox of dualism is manifest.
They represent Post-contemporary paragons of the underdog, framing the entire 20th century and beyond. certainly when thinking of Van Gogh as the Godfather of Modern Art, there is the notion that there is some nobility in failure, when the truth so often comes at a cost whether the destruction that manifests is internal or as in Hitler’s case external.