Get Angry is a painting series inspired by the numerous outbreaks of protests and revolutions in 2011. From Tahrir Sq to Wall St, from London to Troy Davis, from Slutwalk to the demand for gay marriage rights. This series seeks to express the passion and anger that fuels a protester's spirit to fight back against injustice. Whether I support a particular cause or not, I support and am deeply inspired by the courage, will, and feeling of having nothing left to lose but to attempt to force change.
Each portrait in this series uses gold paint. Inspired by Gustav Kilmt's gold paintings, I wanted the series to have a color cohesion and timeless richness from the golden color. Particular paintings such as "The Kiss" and "Judith", are direct renditions of Klimt's pieces. In "The Kiss", I wanted to express protest in the form of simple love.
Each piece depicts a particular movement or sentiment behind a movement. These paintings aim to be snapshots of history. They aim to capture the emotion that moves civilians to rebel.
As a part of the project, I collaborated with DJ Rich Medina (http://richmedina.com/) to present a mix of songs that support the theme of revolution and protest. The mix can be downloaded and included in the download is each painting along with description of the movement it represents.
DOWNLOAD the full project here:
Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
Syl Johnson - Concrete Reservation
Bilal - Robots
Mos Def - War
Dorothy Ashby - Soul Vibrations
Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black?
El Michels Affair - Heaven & Hell
Common - The Corner
BDP - 30 Cops Or More
Fred Wesley & The JBs - Damn Right I'm Somebody
J Dilla - Fuck The Police
Marijata - No Condition Is Permanent
Aquil - For The People
Gang Starr - Words Manifest
Charlie Dark & Roger Robinson - Prayer For Angry Young Men
Miguel Atwood Ferguson - Stakes Is High featuring Posdnous & Talib Kweli