Mental Health Awareness By Rohan Hande, Jagarati Mahaver, Danish Shaikh, Aneesha Naik, Arunima Chauhan

5 Mixed Media Artists Use Their Art To Talk About Mental Health

Oct 26, 2017 @ 06:59

currentMood collaborates with 5 young Indian artists to create exclusive artwork to raise awareness about mental health.

Art allows its viewers to understand what words cannot express. Exploring mental illness through art can be transformative – which is why currentMood asked 5 mixed media artists to explore this subject via their art. Their creations offer a glimpse of what it’s like to live with this invisible illness, raise awareness and hopefully break down the stigma that surrounds it.

Arunima Chauhan

Age: 22

College: NIFT Mumbai

Profession: Fashion designer at Endemage, Oman.

About the artwork: One tends to get comfortably numb in their state of misery. It consumes you and before you know it, you’ve learnt to say Fuck it – cause there’s no other solution. Through my art, I want you to know that you are not what depression and anxiety makes do.

Instagram: @preteribo

Danish Shaikh

Age: 23

College: Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Applied Arts and Crafts, Pune

Occupation: Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer

About the artwork: It’s called ‘Sab Theek Hain’. The idea is to show that in today’s world of technology and social media, people hide their depression by using phrases like “I’m Fine” or “Sab Theek Hain.” While a post on social media projects a life of happiness and free from worry, the reality of depression is suffered alone and in silence.

Instagram: @doodlewaala

Aneesha Naik

Age: 24 years

College: Rachana Sansad and Mod’Art International, Mumbai

Profession: Teacher

About the artwork: This artwork reminds me of a phase I went through, it’s like a self portrait. Stress, anxiety and depression has the ability to get to you, making you see the worst version of yourself.

Instagram: @kalpanik_streee

Jagrati Mahaver

Age: 23

College: NIFT Hyderabad

Profession: Freelancer

About the artwork: It’s about how technology allows us to express ourselves while it dehumanises us as well.

Instagram: @jag_rati

Rohan Hande

Age: 28

College: Arts University Bournemouth, Dorset

Profession: Photographer, collage artist

About the artwork: ‘We are,’ documents and opens a forum to discuss self-identity. How confident one is with their own image? Does it alter depending on the circumstances? Or do we do it voluntarily?

Instagram: @rohande

Compiled by: currentMood

Last modified: January 9, 2018

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