Boy in Bedroom

Isabella, Age 18

  • Painting
  • Oil paint on canvas
  • 841(w) 1189(h) 0(d) mm

Wanting to shift the idea that teenagers isolating themselves is a bad thing to an important part of self-reflecting, I painted a boy relaxing, watching a movie on his mobile phone. He is content and unaware of being observed – absorbed in his own world. The linen is crumpled, suggesting the bed is a regular place of retreat.