No word in English does not convey all the shades of the word “melancholy”. In its greatest depth and painfulness is the feeling of great spiritual suffering without any particular reason. At a less painful level – the unclear pain of the soul, the passionate desire in the absence of the object of desire, painful languor, vague anxiety, mental suffering, a strong desire. In some cases this may be the desire of someone or something specific, nostalgia, loving longing. At the lowest level, anguish passes into ennui, boredom.
‘No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.’
by Edvard Munch
By Natalie Shau
Big fan of this artist
by DESIRE OBTAIN CHERISH
Desire Obtain Cherish
alias Jonathan Paul
b. 1975, California
“Ideas win today in our society. […] I ingest, then digest.
Art is really just a mirror of ourselves.”
Since his emergence as street artist in the early 2000s, Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC) has become known as pop sculptor working across a wide variety of different media and a combination of styles including street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art. His controversial art work explores contemporary desires and obsessions with sex, gender, drugs, commerce, media and fame. Transporting controversial, satirical messages, Desire’s vibrantly colorful, entertaining and impeccably produced art exposes society’s inability to control itself and examines the commercial promise of fulfillment and happiness that ends in dependency.
“Nudes that do not seem to be nudes, or ‘the famous encounter between desire and an object’, and waves.”