Exodus by Ross Jones

The work focuses on the forced evacuation of people from their homes linking to the impact of persecution and genocide.


Details

Medium:
Pencil on mountboard
Dimensions:
80 x 130 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,750 ( Total: £4,950)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Sumarria Lunn

The scene is immediately familiar yet there is no specific context, providing space for contemplation and reflection. The intricate detail, which demonstrates significant technical skill, is magnified by the expansive white background, focusing the viewer on the work and its subject. The absence of any human presence brings the plight of those affected to the forefront, encouraging a wider exploration of the impact of conflict and violence in a moving and personal way. Coventry has a large refugee community and a history of hosting refugees fleeing conflict in the city. The Museum works closely with this community and this work will reflect the importance of this experience through their visual arts collection.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, COVENTRY West Midlands CV1 5QP 02476 832 386 www.theherbert.org

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