Boy in oversized shirt
Mixed media on cardboard
83 x 66 cm
The medium of Boy in oversized shirt is a reference to Kaletski’s early years as an artist. After fleeing from Russia to the USA, Kaletski did not have any money to afford canvases. However, after seeing the high quality of the cardboards, he adopted them as a medium, and eventually, he became famous for using this material in his works.
“Boy in oversized shirt” is a work packed with humor and suffering. Unlike the funny depiction of the figure, the expression on his face and his hand movement assign different meanings to the audience. Boy in oversized shirt invites the audience to question the figures' inner thoughts.