Catch a glimpse!

Catch a glimpse

The idea for this painting came to me one day when I was entering a coffee shop which I visit regularly. I enjoy having a coffee while doing some work in an energetic yet pleasant atmosphere. As soon as I entered the dimly lit space I was amazed at how most of the customers had their faces lit by a mobile or a tablet. It struck me as modern-day tenebrism!

Many individuals are nowadays glued to their phone or tablet and this poses a new set of challenges. One of them would be to get someone’s undivided attention and have this person look at you while you’re talking. Consider yourself lucky if you catch a glimpse! This painting represents that specific moment.

2018 | 500mm x 700mm (unframed) | Oil on canvas