“My work is about the notion of escapism, and I often see people in difficult situations, people who can’t escape their own reality. We all feel this at some point. I paint about what it means to feel this and to struggle with it,” said artist Schandra Singh. Based in upstate New York, Singh paints intricate portraits overrun with anxiety. They resemble the fragility of the human condition. Echoing the relationship between reality and social media, the people in Singh’s work try to present a more desired version of themselves while hiding who they are in plain site. Take a look at some of Singh’s paintings below.