Unreal Space: Guim Tió Zarraluki's paintings of isolation could be both good and bad

Depending on your type of personality, this series of paintings by Guim Tió Zarraluki could be interpreted as happy or sad. As an introvert, I find them appealing and peaceful. Entitled Unreal Space, the Barcelona artist depicts characters alone in various scenes – by a lake, in a bed, wandering through a forest... I can understand why others might seem these portraits as depressing or lonely, but either way – they are beautifully serene.

Considered to be an emerging artist, Guim Tió's work is often abstract, particularly his portraits where he often dismantles a photograph of someone, leaving only parts untouched, and the rest completely transformed. Just lately, however, his style has taken a softer approach, where instead of faces being distorted, they are hidden. This is an artist that you simply must follow. Discover more of his work at guimtio.com.


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