Cinematic Masterpiece

Christopher Rodrigo

Willetton Senior High School

Year 12

Coloured pencil and marker on paper

76 x 56 cm each

My artwork seeks to celebrate and comment on representation in film. As a person of colour, the lack of authentic on-screen representation deeply affected me growing up, distorting my self-perception. The exclusion and misrepresentation of people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, different genders and sexual orientations is striking in our society. The significance of having accurate and authentic representation on screen is immeasurable. Doing so has the capacity to break down barriers, exposing us to new ideas, powerful role models and unique sources of inspiration. By superimposing myself into film posters, I aim to communicate the importance of representation and seeing people that look like me on screen.

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