A delightful series of paintings by Colombia-born, Germany-based artist . While fun and lighthearted, “Kurz Davor” (which translates to “shortly before”) is actually inspired by feelings of anxiety triggered by going into an elevator. More specifically, the moment just before a panic attack — the feeling of running out of air or that something bad is about to happen even if, in the end, it never does. As Lozano explains:
“I imagine these characters being very uncomfortable in this small spaces, running out of air, but I wanted to approach them from a very colorful and comic side more than a dramatic one. The anxiety is not obvious because it is not there yet but you have a hint through the expression of the characters and the way the pose their hands.”
See more images from “Kurz Davor” below.