Title: In the midst of reality;
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
In the midst reality defines the truism of the present, it highlights the current state of marginalized youth despite their dreams, goals and aspiration to become the NBT(next big thing)- when the current situation hasn't shown the defined paths yet.
The artistic piece gives us the visual narrative of a boy looking forward to an artist's inspired work: "rothko", yet finding himself confined in the current situation of trading. This thoughtful artistic piece examine the recurring theme of how the young people feel when they see that their aspiration hasn't manifest within a political space and how they look forward to finding an inspiration and motivation that capture their silence dream.
Having a safe space for youth is vital in providing an opportunity for the youth to overcome the deeply entrenched socio-political space. This artistic piece highlights the need to providing an engaging space for youth to relate and talk to those in power about their fear and aspiration; a safe space for youth to rebuild trust and confidence, analyse and resolve the conflicts they have within while becoming the true ambassadors of their future. While acknowledging that only in the midst of reality do one feel empowered, nourished, inspired, motivated, free and safe to experience the world around, far and beyond one's present state.
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