Diana Shaykhutdinova, New Normal, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 60 cm, 2020.

New Normal
Human beings have always strived for progress. The ex-generation will always be replaced by a new generation and it always seems to them that youth are doing something wrong. As a matter of fact, we couldn't stop that virtual world is increasingly being introduced into our daily life. Meanwhile this pandemic made this transition happened unexpectedly faster that we prepared. And the world has no choice but to accept and adapt to the new reality.
This is exactly what happened to this eight-year-old boy who has a birthday. Despite the fact that all his friends are having fun, he is still remembering offline birthdays, seeing his friends, playing and having a real adventure...Eventually as human beings we always try to find a light in the dark room. And no matter where in real or virtual life, the most important to be surrounded with our dears.