Belfast Man Series
© By Martin Forker
The Belfast Man Series attempts to show the tension and misery of working-class men as victims living in a conflicted society.
“There is a stark simplicity to many of these images, in which haunted figures wear on their faces, and in their eyes, the terrible sights they have seen. There is no romanticism here, no golden age, no heroes or heroines. Rather there are victims, lives destroyed, pain endured…His images challenge us to deal with the pain we must confront before there is any hope of cure.”
Professor Tony Gallagher, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University of Belfast. A Collection of Paintings and Drawings by Martin Forker, 2007, p.4.