During the isolation period, I believe creativity should come out to play. In order to avoid feeling stuck and confined in a space, creativity helps one to extend the mind. I have been using this isolation time not to think about distance, restriction and difficulties, but, instead, to enrich, evoke and incubate fresh new creative ideas. In a similar vein, I have asked four artists from my art space in Budapest, Q Contemporary, to showcase what they have been drawing during this challenging period.
“Dunkin Donuts is the one and only shop next to my studio in the UK. I passed in front of it every day before the lockdown. In my memory, the pink-orange combination strikes me profoundly. It gives me a mixture of sweet, dense, and opulent feelings.”
“The twin boots feed off each other’s sadness. Under the pressure of their crushing teardrops, a single flower blooms out of the split of their conjoined body. The crop of their blooming empathy perishes under the teeth of their solid ground-searching heels.”
“There is almost a complete silence on the empty streets. I can barely meet a postman or someone walking their dog. I like the silence and solitude in my studio but now I can have a lot more of it than usual, which is kind of overwhelming. I have a view from my window to the playground, completely still and abandoned. It is very unusual to experience this phenomenon in the spring when nature is waking up.”
“I do small things to keep my hands alive. I am connecting to my body in a very controlled and small scaled way and I am working on things that tap into a very calming place, almost mythological and dreamlike. I am thinking of primitive nature gods, of solitary individuals, or dioramas that speak about a monumental type of solitude.”
EditorQueenie Rosita Law