Helder Batista, ‘Magen David ’, 2015, Artist's Proof

Israel Flag in the form of a revolver. The flag is mounted on a black plexiglass base.

His series of Flag Guns, where he uses the form of a revolver wrapped in a flag and solidified with a fiber rising coat, has multivalent layers of meaning. Batista himself refuses to elaborate on the symbolism of his flags beyond admitting that he is toying with the power of symbols. On this most fundamental level, Batista is visually demonstrating that art has no political borders.

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