Pastel Pills, You Make Me Happy is a painting installation in which I have concentrated on the effect of colour on human psyche. The starting point were thoughts on colours in hospitals and the pastel shade of anti-depressants. It turns out that the anti-depressants are designed according to their effect: reddish pills are meant for energizing and blue-ish pills are meant for calming down.
In this piece I am depicting also different surfaces that also relate to one's mental state. For example, I depict red(dish) velvet that is culturally felt as royal. The clothes are also big that can make one feel powerful - feeling that is lacking when going through depression.
By using close-up and regular portrait form, skin-like colour and white, I aim to ask:
what is inside and what is outside?
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