War Politic’s and Capitalism

Impartial                                    Tank study 3, oils on Canvas ,2008, by Aaron O’Brien. For SaleImpartial-3   Tank study 1, oils on Canvas ,2008, by Aaron O’Brien. For Saleimpartial-2   Tank study 2, oils on Canvas ,2008, by Aaron O’Brien. For Saleimpartial-4   Tank study 4, oils on Canvas ,2008, by Aaron O’Brien. For Salefirewalker Kuwait Afterburn 1-FireWalker, 2009, oils on canves, By Aaron O’Brien for Sale.

Firewalker-2-                                           Kuwait Afterburn 2-FireWalker 2, 2009, oils on canves, By Aaron O’Brien for Sale.Firewalkers-Kuwait-after-burn  Kuwait Afterburn 3-FireWalkers, 2009, oils on canves, By Aaron O’Brien for Sale.

Iraq-after-burn Kuwait Afterburn 3-FireWalkers 2, 2011, oils on canves, By Aaron O’Brien for Sale.CHRIST-ON-CROSS  Christ Tank, 2009, oils on canves, By Aaron O’Brien for Sale.

Why                                   Puppets of War, 2009, oils on canves, By Aaron O’Brien for Sale.tank2The Spectical of war, 2010, Computer composed image in photo shop, By Aaron O’Brien, for Sale.Untitled-11 The Spectical of war, 2010, Oils On Canvas, By Aaron O’Brien, for Sale.

Flinders-street-sniper- Flinders Street Snipper, 2011, Oils on Canvas, By Aaron O’Brien, Sold to Victoria University For the Library’s Private Collection.DESENITISE-COMPR4ESSED Desensitized, 2010, Oils on Canvas, By Aaron O’Brien, for Sale.Toy-war  Toy War, 2010, Oils on Canvas, By Aaron O’Brien, for Sale.

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Tank Racing, 2011, Appropriated Images of internet computer mixed media, by Aaron O’Brien

 

Art work “Desensitized”

This painting is oils on canvas, it was inspired by the writings of Plato in his philosophical writings ” simile of the Cave” which is about illusion, control, fear and a simulated world, similar to Jean Baudriallards simulations and simulacra. Completed in 2010 it was exhibited an Melbourne University student Gallery, it was also a finalist work in the Exhibition The Undergraduate at Toyota community spirit Gallery in 2011. It is still for sale please esquire about the price if there is any interest in buying.

“A Model for the world-A world that’s a model”

The title for this work is “A Model for the world-A world that’s a model” completed in 2014, the imagery of the art work based around photographed image’s of Flinders street station taken by myself on a canon 50D, appropriated  images of soldiers, sheep and an African man being detained are all off the internet and have been manipulated to look like toy soldiers, this helps retain the idea that we are living in a simulated world of man made objects and ideologies, taking reference from Jean Baudrillards “simulations and simulacra” and plato’s writing’s in genral.