The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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Vincent, Buster and Charlie

“An even darker, more nightmarish Belfast Expressionism was exhibited in 1977 by Martin Forker… Forker presented an uncompromisingly cruel view of local society and organized religion. Like James Ensor and Emile Nolde, Forker peoples his world with grinning, cackling masks and even the artist’s own heroes move through his paintings like holy innocents, have mask-like faces.”

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