Areena Ang (b. 1999) is an artist and painter living and working in London. Her work investigates loneliness, affect, precarity and loss through the process of reconfiguring and recomposing the aesthetics of upholstery and abandoned ephemera. By employing historical techniques of ‘Trompe-l'œil’, she creates surrealist images that foreground the hybridity and material interactions between found objects. Functioning across various categorical planes, the painted object operates dually as ‘scenes’ or mounted sculpture. In their recent body of work, Ang thematically plays with the aesthetic and literary device of a ‘vignette’ as a motif to examine the theatre and dysfunction of modern life.