This is an artwork which I tried challenging myself to paint and finish in a week along with 10 others. I didn’t have the rest of my life organised enough to achieve the goal so half of this was done in that week and the rest later. The idea for this artwork shaped itself as the originally intended to be a purple spotty horse like my other surreal animals although when I came back to it I didn’t feel it had enough substance to it.
When I finished the painting I had my pen pal on the phone and asked him what he saw an he mentioned the background, so I ran with that idea that someone may look at this then focus on the background. Since I have holes in things all the time in my digital artworks I carried that over here and decided they’re bullet holes.
The painting started to form the media style opinion of after the races which made me feel it needed an audience so I painted the statues in the background representing the polarising opinions people have on the races and the consequences after. The horse intentionally has no reflection or shadow.
This artwork is one of my hand-stretched ones, sold with hooks ready to hang and a certificate of authenticity.