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The Random Acts of Sadness Artwork Explores Depression and Apathy

 - Aug 9, 2013
References: juxtapoz
The Random Acts of Sadness exhibit from brilliant artist Luke Chueh is able to aptly express the feelings of depression with its paintings. The paintings feature various animals that are coping with his fictional narratives, which express tragic and depressing scenarios.

The topic of depression is an important one to constantly discuss because being able to understand the topic is one of the best ways to normalize the stigma that's associated with it. While the paintings explore these random acts of sadness, they're also a way that puts much of the emotional experiences with the issue into artwork. Chueh explains that his work is not just some cute animals, "my paintings feature simple anthropomorphic characters and are driven by a dark, at times tragic, narrative." This contrasting image is what makes these paintings so interesting.