Je est un Autre

This was a painting I done for a friend of mine whilst I was in Maghaberry prison sometime around 2014/15.

The obvious theme is centred around identity and the painting contains a line from a poem by Rimbaud – ‘Je est un Autre’. The translation roughly means ‘I is another’. This sense of being someone who others don’t know has been examined countless times by writers, ex-prisoners and academics for years. BR

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