In a Diner, Somewhere in Manhattan

In a Diner, Somewhere in Manhattan by Maryam Foroozanfar © Maryam Foroozanfar

In a Diner, Somewhere in Manhattan
by Maryam Foroozanfar
© Maryam Foroozanfar

Oil on board

Maryam Foroozanfar undertook a BFA in illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Her work has been seen in the annual exhibitions of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Society of Women Artists and previously in the BP Portrait Award in 2004 and 2007–10.

The portrait is of Foroozanfar’s friend Matthias. She says: ‘This painting is part of a series exploring themes of alienation and solitude. The “diner experience” consistently provides a false sense of home comfort – endless coffee refills - paired with the nostalgic wonderment of yesteryears, even if only for a short while.’

 

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