Under My Skin by Philip Kesner

Under My Skin by Philip Kesner

Art is a process that allows one to make a statement and be reflective simultaneously. Art exists to question the physical, mental and spiritual status quo. The only hope I have for each new painting I create is that once engaged by a viewer, it helps them reflect on their own life and the lives of others; thus creating a movement from self-reflection to universal-reflection.

This piece was supposed to be a physical representation of the torturous mental state that one feels in depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or other forms of mental illness. Sometimes the walls inside close in too tight and one’s mind feels as if it is tearing at the seams.

About The Artist

Philip Kesner recently received his Master’s of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. He works in the field of Translational Neuroscience at the Institute of Mental Health Research. He has been painting for 13 years.

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