Callous Quotes

A series of paintings in protest against the theory of 'positive thinking', which promotes the idea that anyone can do anything if only they put their minds to it.

Reality shows that this sort of thinking is nonsense: we can all of us, during our lives, be held back by outside circumstances and influences from within that we have very little or no control over. Positive thinking leaves us unprepared for the difficult sides of life which we all have to face. Perhaps most importantly, thinking that whatever happens to people is basically their own fault, can easily lead to extreme callousness where others are concerned.

  • The day is what YOU make it

    The day is what YOU make it

    'The day is what YOU make it. So why not make it a good one?' Oil on canvas

    Год
    2013
    Размеры
    80 x 80cm (WxH)
  • The day is what you make it, detail

    The day is what you make it, detail

  • The day is what you make it, detail (2)

    The day is what you make it, detail (2)

  • Destiny

    Destiny

    'Destiny is no matter of chance, it's a matter of choice'.

    Год
    2013
    Размеры
    30 x 60cm (WxH)
  • Destiny, detail

    Destiny, detail

  • Situations of our own choosing

    Situations of our own choosing

    'We are all in situations of our own choosing'.

    Год
    2013
    Размеры
    30 x 60cm (WxH)
  • Situations of our own choosing, detail

    Situations of our own choosing, detail