“I've taken over my brother's room and turned it into my mini studio, as he's currently in the UK working as a doctor on the frontlines. The quarantine has really given me what feels like unlimited time to just explore new ideas, work on my paintings, even sort my photos and documents, and have an excuse not to constantly check emails and do the whole business-side of being an artist. I've taken more breaks from social media which really helped me focus on developing my craft and be free from distractions. My thoughts kind of expanded beyond my general artistic/conceptual direction. I'm painting less political work and delving into escapism and introspection. I haven't fully formulated my new ideas but I'm defining them more with each new painting and all this new time that I have had been great for that purpose.”
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