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Erik Schlobohm - Denver

What is the one social issue that your art speaks to the most?

“I believe the social issue my art speaks to the most is depression. Having worked in mental health for 20 years, I try to help people by creating art that makes them happy. I utilize bright colours and try to create a beautiful world on my canvases that provides the viewer with a sort of sanctum from their stressful existence; thus, providing a visual vacation. I like to paint colorful scenes from the world that surrounds us, while incorporating the natural world to make the viewers of my art feel more connected to the earth, which, I feel, increases joy. I feel that my art is therapeutic. ”

Continue reading in issue No.8.

“Starry Night” by Erik Schlobohm

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