Impersonator

Tania Stupnikova
Impersonator
Acrylic on canvas
55×55 cm
2023
KoŇ°ice, Slovakia
Price: 490 EUR

In this painting, I blur the lines between the ordinary and the extraordinary, and invite the viewer to consider the possibility of life beyond our world. An otherwise mundane office is transformed by the presence of an otherworldly city visible through the windows. The stark contrast between the familiar and the fantastical underscores the idea that there may be more to our world than meets the eye.
In the center of the picture is a laptop from which a tentacle crawls out, a surreal and unsettling detail that adds to the overall feeling of the unknown. A manuscript lies on the desk beside the computer, bearing the words “how to impersonate a human.” The presence of a needle and thread nearby suggest that the creature depicted in the painting may be in the process of transforming itself to better blend in with humanity.
With this painting, I invite the viewer to consider the possibility of life beyond our world and the motivations that may drive such beings to interact with humanity.