Many asylum seekers and migrant workers have to enter the country by hiding themselves in packing crates.

The necessary and desperate act of stowing away de-humanises and degrades each individual and yet this ‘human freight’ retains an element of dignity and courage that depicts the many life histories that bring people to this point of desperation.

Container series number 1, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 180cm x 112cm, £1750).
Container series number 1, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 180cm x 112cm,).
Container series number 2, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 177cm x 96cm, £1750).
Container series number 2, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 177cm x 96cm,).
Container series number 3, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 177cm x 88cm, £1750).
Container series number 3, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 177cm x 88cm,).
Container series number 4, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 175cm x 113cm, £1750).
Container series number 4, by Ricky Romain (2003, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 175cm x 113cm,).
Container series number 7, by Ricky Romain (2008, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 144cm x 134cm, £2000).
Container series number 7, by Ricky Romain (2008, oil and Indian ink on canvas, 144cm x 134cm,).
Container Series no 6 by Ricky Romain. (2003 oil and Indian Ink on canvas. £178cm x 110cm £1750)
Container Series no 6 by Ricky Romain. (2003 oil and Indian Ink on canvas. £178cm x 110cm)
Container Series no 5 by Ricky Romain (2003 oil and Indian Ink on canvas. 180cm x 115cm £1750)
Container Series no 5 by Ricky Romain (2003 oil and Indian Ink on canvas. 180cm x 115cm)

 

 

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