The vibrant paintings are once colourful, complex, symbolic, naïve and full of vitality.
Showcasing new works created for World Mental Health Day 2018, Ana Pallares and Carla Delgado champion this year’s campaign at Outpost, focusing on ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Aiming to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today, and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.’
Both artists communicate the daily problems that a person with mental issues faces, and the therapeutic power of expressing them through art, helping others to find a common ground to relate and reflect on our own journey.
Ana finds great joy painting the weird faces in her works with rainbow colours. She says, ‘Some people feel lost looking at them, whereas I feel I could not have expressed the tragicomedy of life in a better way‘.
PBHA are proud to provide a platform for both young artists to showcase their talents and sell their work in our Supporting Makers programme at Outpost.