Anti-Social Life

As a classic introvert, the Pandemic allowed me to live a life of which I had only dreamt. No appointments. No lunches. No parties. Even phone calls dried up.

I began these narratives in January 2021 as a form of pandemic diary. I was able to focus on the small moments that make up a day. While the work appears lighthearted, under the whimsical facade lies a sense of alienation and loneliness. And the emptiness that comes with the sameness of our daily routines.

The scenes are rendered not as they are, but as my mind processes them with flattened shapes, distorted perspectives and romanticized palettes.

While primarily oil paintings with influences of Outsider and Pop Art, I have drawn from past series to create an amalgam of my voice. This includes cardboard, polymer clay, thread and glitter to infuse the scenes with my humor, humanity and personal look at the world.

Please feel free to reach out to kathy@halper.com with any questions regarding my contemporary mixed media oil paintings. Commission inquiries welcome.