As commuters on the tube, we're inescapably on display. And who knows, maybe we'll even end up playing the unwitting muse to an artist. An artist like, say, Emily Gillbanks.
Gillbanks - a graduate of the Royal College of Art - depicts lost-in-thought London tube commuters in her debut show, Temporary Sitters which is on at Mayfair's JD Malat Gallery this spring. The show invites visitors to sit opposite the paintings, as if they themselves are commuters. However, there is a catch: Gillbanks never saw her subjects in real life - all her images are painted from Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram.