In the series Phosphoresence by artist Estefania Urrutia, a soft light dramatically illuminates her heroines’ faces — and the light comes not from candles, but from phones and tablets.

Dressed in night robes and seemingly on their way to bed, Urrutia’s Renaissance-like characters are armed with electronic devices, hinting at a night of — most likely — Netflix and chill. It is a blunt observation of the individual’s growing isolation in today’s society, where intimate moments are spent in the presence of the entire connected world while sitting in a dark room, light emanating from screens.

“The characters appear from the shadows and are immersed in this light that traps them,” says the Barcelona-based artist, currently an Artist in Residence at Piramidón. “The subtlety of the darkness makes their faces appear blurred, and lose their identity, in a metaphor for depersonalisation.” Follow her on Instagram.

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Images © Estefania Urrutia