A Man Looking for a Job by Xuhui Li

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Xuhui Li

A Man Looking for a Job

2018

130 x 95 cm | 51 x 37 1/4 in

Oil on Canvas

  • ARC Staff Awards ($100 Cash Award)

The work portrays a man who is striving for his family's livelihood. He leaves his hometown—a small village, comes to the city, and tries to find a job. He is waiting at the curbside of the busy street. He sees some companies are recruiting other people and his eyes are filled with anxiety and hope for a better life. This is a man who has the responsibility of the family and confidence. 

The artist conveys the emotions and thoughts of the man through the delicate portrayal of his facial expressions.