Triptych 008 : Six Degrees of Separation (No. 1)

 Left Panel

200 x 90 cm

Centre Panel

   200 x 90 cm

“Six Degrees of Separation" (No. 1)

2017 mixed media on canvas

200 x 270 cm

by Angel Correa

For many years I have been directly inspired by Picasso’s mural-sized painting Guernica (1937), which was created in response to the bombing of a Basque Country village in northern Spain.  It is regarded by many in the art world as the most powerful and moving anti-war painting in history. 

In particular, I remain drawn to the concept of ‘six degrees of separation’ in which it is said that we are all connected to each other and to the world around us in six or fewer steps.  In this work, most viewers see multiple human forms, multiple faces, and multiple expressions of violence, chaos and distress.

 

My country of origin has experienced more than sixty years of social conflict, and intergenerational chaos and distress remains part of the fabric of daily life in most, if not all, families.  Stories are handed down from parent to child, perhaps part of a collective sense-making process, never to be trivialised or forgotten – stories that connect us all to one another, and to each other’s pain.   

Right Panel

 200 x 90 cm

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