Dukkha I: "The opposite of happiness is not anger but sadness instead." - Stella

Dukkha I: "The opposite of happiness is not anger but sadness instead." - Stella

Dukkha II: " Look at me, don't look at me." - Stella

Dukkha II: " Look at me, don't look at me." - Stella

Dukkha Conceptual Print Series

What is pain to you? 

To me it is something that has never left me since I turned 11. Since my grandmother died, my father left, and I began a nomadic existence moving from place to place every 4 years. Never making friends and always the stranger looking in, the odd kid out who speaks a different language and comes with foreign social norms. 

Pain is also physical when you experience it 24/7 in your body that refuses to go away, no matter how much pills you pump into it. At one point you learn to live with it and wax poetry about it. Equating it to Greek tragedy so that in the very least, one can cope by giving it purpose to make sense of it all. 

Dukkha, or suffering in Sanskrit is a conceptual print series that explores the concept of pain from 3 angles: personal, spiritual, and social.

This is a on-going series since pain and suffering never end. 

Dukkha IV: "Most people look elsewhere for cure, some look within for acceptance." - d Armas 

Dukkha IV: "Most people look elsewhere for cure, some look within for acceptance." - d Armas 

Dukkha V: "Break it." - d Armas

Dukkha V: "Break it." - d Armas

Represented & Sold by ArtVogue Gallery, UK
Material: Satin Canvas
Size: 63.5CM (W) x 73CM (H)

Dukkha VI: "The little boy is breaking out of the bubble." - James Maclean

Dukkha VII: "Are you afraid of pain?"

Dukkha VII: "Are you afraid of pain?"

Dukkha VII: "No, you grow from it." - Lulu

Dukkha VII: "No, you grow from it." - Lulu