The nightmarish concept of this surreal painting lies within the idea of never being alone and always being watched. It seems to be in human nature to assume that we are always being observed by someone or something. The most common theory includes Santa Claus, but is it possible that we are monitoring over ourselves? People always try to stay in control of the situations, therefore we are watching over ourselves. This artwork contains a number of contradictions. For example, we see a tub that suggests a relaxing bath, yet it is felled with red liquid. This puts the viewer in the state of doubt, is it really that relaxing?
Artist: Oksana Ossipov
Title: Eternality of Confined Spaces
Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas
Size: 14 x 18in, 0.6in thick
Sides are painted, so framing is not necessary
Signed on the back
Varnished to preserve the painting