Rosa Zangenberg, 06.06.1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Visual artist and writer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands




For the group exhibition Some World Futures, at Nest in Den Haag (2020), I created two new paintings. The two paintings I presented are swathed in a substantial layer of self-pity. I often find myself within this state. I find self-pity comforting since any form of blame is pushed away from myself. It is the perfect escape plan. I escape from the reality in which this state of mind, of course, is a big disservice to myself as it will challenge any attempt of staying with the real trouble. I may not be able to stop pitying myself but now I am aware. My paintings reflect on this. This is the first, little baby step.

Photographs by Charlott Marcus