Portraits in Domesticity

In this portrait series I sought to channel the quiet realism of Edward Hopper to explore issues surrounding human isolation in contemporary society. The pervading melancholy of single figures in their domestic setting pictures for me the eternal well of loneliness in us all, of which the precipice seems more distinct whenever we are by ourselves. I find the irony of our present-day global culture leaving us with feelings of disconnectedness rather than connecting us with community, thought-provoking.

2017
Oil on board