Confido et Diffidentia - Paul Samson

Paul Samson

Confido et Diffidentia, 2023

60 x 50 cmoil on canvasSoldThis painting might have been called the politics of power within the current changing fortunes of white dominion over black and brown people. I like that the black woman is confident: ‘I can wear what I like and step out with confidence with one bold steely eye to the world’. By comparison, the white lady is unsure, guarded, picking up on a new and different dynamic affecting her world.