Riot Officers Waiting In The Dark - Alex Nguyen-Vo
Riot Officers Waiting In The Dark, 2019
24" x 30"
“The geo-political systems that negotiate power and people, subject and colonizer, and dissent and control inform my paintings in Thank You, No Thank You. I use painting as a tool of reportage and comedic relief to explore these complex issues that shape our world. Disseminated media imagery, family histories, accounts and experiences of riot police at public protests in Britain, Puerto Rico, and Hong Kong, and the increasing militarization of the United States’ police force are references for these works. Riot Officers Waiting in The Dark belongs to a series of paintings that I consider as documentation representing the gradual unveiling of state power.” -- Alex Nguyen-Vo