In response to the Paris terrorist attacks, Delphine Lebourgeois has created a body of work that explores a more generalised comment on the vulnerability of youth and inexperience, and the games we play as adults. In the aftermath of the attacks, the reports of an increase in fundamentalism and recruitment of British born Muslims joining a jihad and leaving for war zones to die for their cause. Delphine looks into the fragility of innocence and how young people in their desperate search to belong are turning to an extreme form of comfort. By turning the mask wearing heroes from Superhero I and Superhero II into the captors in these original pieces, we see what can make them appear to be exciting to young minds, but the detail on their matching uniforms give a clue to what lays ahead and the trusting wave back to us the viewer is a stark reminder of our obligations to our children.
Read more about Delphine Lebourgeois' Superheroes and Villains work here
Dimensions: 43 x 33 cm
Medium: pen, inks and on old paper
Signed by the Artist
Framed with UV protective glass in a charcoal box frame