Survivor


24×30, acrylic on canvas. 

What does it mean to “survive” a catastrophe inflicted by other human beings on the scale of The Holocaust? Does one really survive, just because one is physically alive? 

In this painting, I am trying to think about these questions which were raised by Aushwitz survivor, author Imre Kertész in his novel Fatelessness and its sequals, Fiasco and Kiddish For An Unborn Child

For reference: 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imre_Kertész