UKRAINIAN LIVES MATTER
richard le manz
Mar 12, 2022
Artists have a great sense of helplessness in the face of the magnitude of the crisis since it is difficult only with our works to help change the course of society, but I also believe that it is our obligation to try to create a better, more ideal, fairer, more inclusive, and more respectful model of society.
The anger, sadness, and helplessness that I feel as a person and as an artist, has materialised in this work.
Inspired by the "Black Lives Matter" campaign, this work have the intention that it also become a global movement and that the world raise its voice against the suffering to which the Ukrainian people are being subjected.
A few years ago, the concern for social and environmental problems made the artist Richard Le Manz emerge from my bowels. Using photography and visual poetry as the basis of my work, I have put the accent on reflection and criticism, facing the current problems of society through my works.
These problems are no longer overshadowed by a threat but by a stark and harsh reality: war. Greed and without human reason seem to have no limits.
Many thanks to all the press in my city, to the national media and art platforms that have echoed the initiative.