San Francisco based Klari Reis is inspired by scientific and creative processes, especially biological techniques, and discoveries. Her work is defined by the use of ultra-glossy, industrial, and chemical materials, including new media plastics, epoxy polymer and resins. Hypochondria Exploding 2020 is part of a series of 60 brightly coloured hand painted petri dish paintings. The painting’s title reflects a sense of health anxiety, particularly shaped by the pandemic. This is contrasted by an overall playful myriad of colourful dishes. The petri dishes, which are seen from above, appear as beautiful objects rather than something to be feared. The circular dishes, with their swirling colours, appear globe-like and remind us of the transnational medical issues we face and our collective resilience.