For the last year, I have been working on two series particularly relevant for COVID-19, which has compelled us to re-evaluate the way we live our lives.
The first series: “Home Alone, 2020” is comprised of works on paper created during the lockdowns. COVID-19 has intensified social and structural flaws in society. Almost all groups have been negatively affected by the lockdowns, but the elderly have especially become more vulnerable and marginalised.
The second series: “Avoid Hugs & Kisses 2021” is comprised of boldly colored oil paintings. In these paintings, I experiment with a new visual language of highly saturated and sometimes arbitrary colors. It would seem, staying indoors during the lockdown has created a need for vibrancy in my life.
Our home provides safety and a sense of identity, it is a space within which we have both privacy as well as social interaction. However, during the lockdowns this perception changed: for some people their living spaces became claustrophobic or overcrowded, while for others they turned into an empty void of absence