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The Benefits of Bias 1, an oil painting by aritst Francisco Silva

The Benefits of Bias 1 - SOLD

Oil on canvas, 14" x 11", 2021

Part of a series dealing with the theme of "racial profiling"

This painting is a part of an ongoing series about "racial profiling." I approached this work with the same loose brushwork I use in my plein air paintings, as I wanted to convey a fleeting moment in time. To add to this feeling, I painted the figures as solid shapes with no details to make them ominous and anonymous. I used all of these elements to help the viewer experience the feeling of powerlessness one experiences when being racially profiled.