1980 | 70 x 100 cm | Hand printed silk screen on artistic Murillo paper | Signed by Thomas Dellert and Rainer Johannes Laakso as XYZ
The American soldier with his camouflage pattern dripping of him like his own blood. He is surrounded with the world of politics and intrigues and unknowing of how he is manipulated to go to war for business he never will have any benefit of. Thomas Dellert did this ?Visionary?-work in 1980 and if one look closer on the many images, one will find both the Arab Jewish conflict the Gulf war build up, the neo fascism, the international terrorism, the weapon dealing, high jacking?s and hostage dramas, Khomeini, the Shah of Iran and the Swedish Prime minister ?Olof Palme? later to be murdered with the same pistol he has in his hand. All this already back in 1980.
Warhol got influenced by Thomas? silk-screens with camouflage patterns. On the other side Thomas? visual language has been strongly stimulated by both Pop Art, French New Realism and Dada, but his pictures are much deeper both in its content and a composition. His works represent ?Think for yourself? attitude rather than ?You get what you see?. Both, the formal Pop and the materialistic Neo-dada is moved further and is given a conceptual meaning beyond the media.