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About this Artwork
- Published: 2021
- Image Size: 680 cm x 550 cm
- Paper Size: 880 cm x 760 cm
- Edition Size: 50
- Original: No
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In this politically-pertinent piece, the artist looks to capture both “dreams of union and dreams of independence”. Scotland is embodied by the female pop-art character, as she glances tearfully over her shoulder. Her audience comprises of significant male Scottish personalities, including historical novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott, industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, physician and explorer David Livingstone, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, mechanical engineer James Watt, actor and producer Sean Connery, poet and lyricist Robert Burns, and an adapted image of Scottish portrait painter Henry Raeburn’s The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch.
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About the Artist
Harti, born in Munich, educated in Italy, Switzerland and later marrying and raising his own family in Scotland before moving to Jersey, has spent his life observing and studying the diversity and history of cultures and lifestyles both from a religious, political and societal perspective. Harti’s innate questioning nature and thirst for knowledge and understanding of the human psyche led him to qualify as a clinical & neuro psychologist from the University of Zurich.
As a musician and composer from a young age, Harti then extended his creative talents into the field of animation. Harti’s life-long professional interests and learning have culminated in an electrifying and truth-telling collection of art expressed on vast canvasses that capture and question the sense & meaning of life, God & belief systems, consciousness vs nothingness, our insignificance in the Universe and quintessentially our lost self.
Harti, has his art denoting from the modernist, pop art movement, with its nod towards the pre-Baroque Tenebrism style for heightened dramatic effect.
Harti’s aim is to stimulate self-auscultation, engage self-archaeology , question every day absurdities and challenge the viewer to peel back layers of their own mind, while combining it with the need to entertain. Are we living in an asylum of the existing in a manifest nothingness? How do we escape the pathological boredom of the understood? Are we as mere accidents, compatible with infinity?
As a story-teller, a truthsayer, a deep-thinker, Harti has waited 25 years to graphically convey his voice through his dramatic artistic commentaries.