In my series, I explore the contradictions inspired by George Orwell's "1984," focusing on portraits that embody the paradoxes within the slogans "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength." These phrases illustrate how language can manipulate thought and control society. Reflecting on Orwell's view that political language often defends the indefensible, this work examines the distortion of truth and reality.
By presenting figures that personify these contradictions, the series prompts a reevaluation of peace, freedom, and strength as framed by political discourse. It aims to provoke thought on how Orwell's dystopian vision parallels modern societal dynamics, urging viewers to critically assess the manipulation of language and its impact on our perception of reality. Through these artistic explorations, I seek to engage in a dialogue about power, control, and the human capacity for resistance in today's world.