Charcoal and pastel on paper
11 x 16 1/2 inches
A Mobster has been brought in for interrogation for supposed injustices committed. The out of focus interrogator is an emphasis on the loss of power in the situation where the Mobster is in full on focus pushing control. The shadow being cast down over the mobsters face is a foreshadowing of the darkness lurking in him. The lighting is set to envelope the main character in his awe, Also intended to be an intimidation factor highlighting how powerful he is, yet not neglecting how somber the scene is between both individuals do to the dark areas of the work. The cup of coffee is meant to be a peace offering in a sense even though the mobster’s eyes are looking away from all of it in an annoyed show of complete disinterest; which is completed by almost no emotion on his face. I wanted the piece to be powerful, in your face and dark. The whole scene is a view of two individuals who are both power hungry, yet want power for opposite reasons -- one to protect, and the other to harm. A code of dominance is portrayed by both characters, but the only one who's winning, is the one in the spotlight.
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City