2022 > Zahra Zeini

2022
2022
2022

Throughout the year, my projects have explored the subject of escapism. Most people need to escape from whatever is happening in their reality at some point, and the diverse ways in which people seek to do this and the complexities in the feelings derived from it make the topic very compelling to me. I wanted to observe how people experience escapism both individually and together, as well as capture how escapism feels and sometimes fails to work. Each piece is representational and uses recognizable images and elements that symbolize escapism— from Saturn to umbrellas to a playing card. I was able to use the mediums of painting, drawing, and watercolor to express the way escapism exists both interpersonally and intrapersonally.