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PO NWAR / Tipu's Dreaming / Red Truck Gallery New Orleans / Triptych
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Format of the triptych: 70x150 cm
The story of the artwork:
Tipu's dreaming is a painting that reads in three stages. It is inspired by a sculpture commissioned by the Tipu sultan nicknamed the tiger of Mysore. The sculpture was intended to criticize the British colonial empire.
In my approach she becomes the support of a scenario that comes to life in the form of a supposed dream of Tipu.
The dream world is used to rewrite a real past where the beliefs and rites of the Eastern world confront the colonial empire in the guise of the white character, and whose struggle gives a victorious outcome to the wishes of the Sultan.
By making a parallel with the history of territories that have experienced colonial domination including the reunionese territory, Tipu's dream can be seen as an illustration of the common aspiration of several peoples to regain their dignity.