Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Holiday loneliness and depression

This painting is about the feeling I have every time I am forced to have a vacation and I have nothing else to do, that depressing emptiness and the loneliness absorbing me like a black hole. I'd rather work all the time than be alone in my own room or walk the empty streets of my city while everything is dead and I cannot find anyone to talk to, not even on the internet, cause these periods make us close our communication channels, spend less time online and isolate from each other. That's why I hate holidays such as Christmas and Easter, Sundays and the month of august.
Even if some say holidays have an antidepressant effect, I've experienced the contrary. It is not the work that makes us depressed, it's the emptiness we face while we have nothing to do.

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