Participating artists in this October’s Art Expo at Assiniboia Downs have been challenged to create their own art for a special showcase gallery with the theme of human rights. This unique showcase will honour the September opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Fine art photographer Hans Arnold’s unique perspective will contribute a passionate portrait of a woman from a photo he took on a trip to Ukraine.
The portrait is called, The Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 – Human Dignity.
Arnold says, “The human toll on loss of dignity is immeasurable in the current events surrounding the Ukrainian revolution. This image of a rural woman on the outskirts of Lviv, Ukraine, signifies the emotions that are endured during this crisis.” (Arnold speaks in depth about the portrait in the short video below.)
He printed the portrait in black and white on metallic paper, to emphasize the stark emotions of hardship and suffering. It is 32″ x 30″ framed in a black shadow box. Upon close inspection of the detail of this print, one can see Arnold’s piece is a painterly-style work of art.
He also teaches workshops, helping others to “see” the world around them with a new perspective.
Art Expo will feature up to 50 of Manitoba’s finest artists, under one roof for three days – Oct. 24th to 26th at Assiniboia Downs. For more information visit: www.manitobaartexpo.ca.
Watch CNC and Manitoba Art Expo websites for updates on this continuing series of articles highlighting artists in this year’s Human Rights Showcase Gallery.
BIO: A photographer for over 42 years, Arnold makes his home in Winnipeg, and has created a name for himself as a premier Canadian landscape and nature photographer. He travels, lectures, conducts workshops and has produced two coffee table books, best-selling Wish You Were Here, A Photographic Journey of the Canadian Landscape (2004) and UpNorth, Manitoba’s Last Frontier (2013). He creates his own prints and frames in his own studio.
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