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£11,385 (2020)

Acrylic and marker on 27x27 cm pizza box from Tesco




“I lived in the UK with immigration permission for more than 5 years. Then, I left because of Covid-related issues. To go back, I need to show £11,385 in my bank account for my living expenses. Your welcome. Keep the change.

This is the last painting I did before leaving the kingdom. Two H-words stuck with me. Humour - as in British humour, and hostile - as in hostile environment.

The good news is, with my no-more visa (it’s also known as imagination permission), I shall sell my art. Not for £11,385 tho.

The good good news is, in my no-longer visa, there is no prohibition on working as an entertainer. I shall be funny.”