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Othello De’Souza-Hartley is a visual artist whose work embraces issues of identity. His imagery is an intoxicating paradox within a silent world; dark, but resolutely beautiful. Influenced by historical painting, he presents his subjects as components to an enigma, or indeed as enigmas themselves, neither touched by time extensions nor confined by age or race. De’Souza-Hartley seeks to unmask; to strip the veneer between a person and their world. His images are about revealing the psychological, social and emotional conditions of his characters.