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Mr Peter Griffin

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year: 1992

Subject Area: Arts and Humanities

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What I did in the initial project (for which I received Wingate funding) was to make a whole series of paintings and drawings relating to the vulnerability of the refugee. These works were exhibited together in London under the title 'Inside Out'. The exhibition received favourable reviews in both Time Out and The Independent. Generally speaking the subject matter that I have worked with, over many years, has dealt with different aspects of the human condition and what it means to be alive. Amongst the exhibitions that relate back to the Inside Out work are 'Sealed with Fire' which was a series of paintings to mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the death of the Chilean Nobel Laureate and great humanitarian, Pablo Neruda. On another occasion I worked in collaboration with the Playwright Ariel Dorfman, (author of 'Death and The Maiden') on an exhibition entitled 'Identities' and for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the European Commission of Human Rights, my work was exhibited in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Death and the Maiden
Oil and mixed media on canvas
60 x 42ins / 150 x 105cm
1999.