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Marin Julyan - "The Urban King"

"The Urban King"

The Urban King
Charcoal, US$ 114

The Urban King

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Charcoal on 250g Fabriano

W: 594mm x H: 841mm
W: 23" x H: 33"

Approx. Weight: 0.25kg

This work is unframed


US$ 114


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About "The Urban King"

This is Shaba; he was born in the time of segregation, apartheid, which meant that even though he was an intelligent young boy, he never had the opportunity to have a proper education. Apartheid was like a game of chess between black and white; there were kings and queens (the privileged) and then there were the peons (those who struggle and make sacrifices). Shaba had to start working at a young age to help support his family. Since he was a small boy he had a fascination with the game of chess, he believed that it developed his intellectual properties and that it sharpened his mind. Shaba taught his daughter how to play chess; she is a clever young girl and a quick learner.
Today Shaba works more than one job in the city and sends most of his money home so that his daughter can go to school and have a bright future. Shaba keeps the king chess piece as a reminder of his daughter back home and that she is the reason why he works so hard.

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