Fistfights permeate the background of television and film culture.

As the quick fix problem solver in any narrative, magical fistfights without concussions and trauma snubs all conflicts. From the western genre to reality TV, fights provide a predictable cliché.

Paralleling these fictitious frictions are the current gritty political black or white sagas of real life battles, whether it be over healthcare, budget deficits or climate change.

These fight paintings, appropriated from the television screen, metaphorically link to steadfast ideologies between democrats and republicans, art critics and artists, scientists and zealots.

Everything is a fight. Paint fights canvas, vision fights logic, passion fights calm, color fights form, and line fights edge.

– Leslie Nemour