“Isolation” by Artist Preslav Kostov

This piece is a series of somewhat impressionist paintings about life during lockdown. What struck me was how each painting was not simply a view of a person’s actions, but a literally magnified image of aspects of their life – their dripping faucet, hand in the mirror, or ear donned with earphones. It reminded me about how we have been forced to pay attention to the mundane minutiae of our lives due to being inside all the time with little other distraction. It was also an interesting, anachronistic juxtaposition – using a non-realist style of painting to depict a time in which so many of us are always using technology and “more advanced” ways of viewing images, per se.

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