depressing. why do they all have to be depressing?
@ Scott signs of our times I guess
Cry me a river and I’ll give you a razorblade
“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little. ”
They are powerful sayings that a lot of people can relate with. Very good.
very possibly fictional girl, I have already written many actual, real songs about you before I ever met this form of your expression
They are tokens of the introspective neurotic aspect of the human condition. I think the faces embody that introspective, they fail to connect with whom they are talking to, it is as if they are all talking to themselves. The style of the lines (the hair on the females)and the cloths conform to fashion art – that is art that is popular in the fashion industry, especially the way they have wallpaper backgrounds, this further enhances the idea that they all inwardly outcasts of a world dominated by fashion.
It is wonderful to be rich. Our concerns and lamentations are so mundane and pathetic, that they would not even be thought of by the typical thirdworld teenager.
That’s alright, we don’t think of them much either…
much respect for Kia on the Banksy quote
wow, seriously can’t stand this. when you put text into art, it needs to have a purpose. the purpose shouldn’t be to explain the point of the artwork. this art is good for people who can’t get anything from an image. delete the drawing, keep the text = same exact thing.
This shit is so drippy with sentimentality that it makes me want to barf.
What’s sad is that none of you have heard of Gillian Wearing. It’d be even sadder if Miss Navarro hadn’t heard of her.
Because this is Gillian Wearing’s idea.
Why do people have to go and criticize? The artwork and the words work together. The messages are sad, but true, and many people can relate. These are real thoughts that real people have, regardless of third-world teenagers. What’s everyone’s problem? This is beautiful.
Whoa, all these ideas and condition stem from people inability to just chill out. People need to understand that life is life. Whatever happens could not have happened any other way. And when something is over, it is over.
Not my personal preference.
Irrelevant pictures with emo cliches is not something I would look at twice.
The human race has lamented enough. You continue to dig your own holes by not listening to your instincts about people, being self-deceptive about the world, and seeking approval in other humans who may be doing the same, or may just be looking to dominate you by breaking you down.
“You do it to yourself, you do! And that’s what really hurts, oh you do it to yourself, it’s true. You and no one else.”
So depressing I must say. Honest… but still, these pictures give me the feeling of people pitying themselves instead of the whole “beautiful honesty” effect.
I like these, most likely depressing because thats what stand out to the artist, being happy all the time can be just as boring to look at as being sad all the time.I don’t really think these are very “emo” they are just an art work that isn’t super bright and cheer.When I think”emo” I think about teeny boppers going out of their way to lack coping skills.Very well drawn.
@ Kia w/ Banksy quote.
Modernism has been dead for decades, Banksy knows as much about Art as deaf man knows of Mozart. He is the biggest sell out in the world, and does nothing but angsty protest pieces. He has as much artistic integrity as Hannah Montana. And to even compare this work to modernism is retarded, Does this look like Cubism, futurism, abstract expressionism to you, no It is literal expressionism, the artist is so lazy, they literally translate there angst drenched problems into a mellow dramatic sentence which a generic looking poorly rendered person holds. And it couldnt hold a candle to what contemporary artists are doing. Banksy is an idiot, you are an idiot for quoting him way out of context because he’s the biggest “artist” you know.
And this woman needs to put down the photoshop and learn to draw.
because art is more than the happy shit
Art is ok. The messages are sad, superficial, and pointless.
This is some of the worst artwork I have ever seen. Think about English and Art classes. Also, stop listening to Bright Eyes. I promise there is better music out there.
This is so poor for someone who is publishing outside deviantart. . . Retarded faces give me the shivers. “Emo” cliches seem kind of pointless with, let me repeat myself, retarded background. Good riddance.
Pretty white kids with problems. And the anatomy is horrible.
And the Banksy quote is terrible since most ad majors I know sold their soul to the graphic design devil. Also Banksy is a con. Up with Blek le rat and Robbo!
all right, nice text but poorly drawn…
This is really lame and depressing. No one wants to hear you feel sorry for yourself.
We should be happy about the good things we have in life, not all the sad things.
Sometimes I feel like people who are sad are that way because they WANT to be that way. Attitude is everything. You wanna have a good day? Have yourself a fucking good day and get over it.
curiously, it makes me laught: am I normal people? very cute……..
These people need to grow some humor, some resilience, some spine.
Especially the first one –
write your own song, dammit! Grrrrrrrr.
Too depressing. But nice drawings
It’s a bit cruel to criticize so harshly when someone works hard on a piece of artwork. They put their emotions and thoughts into the piece, and its courageous to put something so personal out there for everyone to see. There’s no point of beating someone down for it….Especially coming from someone who has major depression, it sucks to be able to relate to these images and then be called “emo.”
[...] 7: Veronica Navarro [...]
good drawings. really talented. sad though. draw one that says but it could always be worse!
“Nobody really cares for my unqualified comments”
What is interesting is the amount of negative comment coming from people because Veronica Navarro has so beautifully expressed the sad feelings of depressed people. This includes the comment from Banksy which for the first time has made him go down in my estimation. Depression is a serious problem and affects a significant portion of the human population, yet most depressives feel alone with their problem because they know non-depressives are unsympathetic. The key intelligence required here is emotional intelligence, and people who are not depressed should count themselves lucky that they are not and spare a thought for those who are. I myself am fine but my brother was a depressive and committed suicide and my mother was insane so I know what I am talking about without being one of the victims myself. As an amateur artist myself, I see tons of joyous, creative and uplifting paintings by thousands of artists – so why does Banksy say only the “slow” and “self-obsessed” are doing art? It’s a foolish comment. Perhaps the slow and self-obsessed are getting the attention from the critics, the art “establishment” and the auctioneers – perhaps that’s the problem. But there is an awful lot of joyous independent art out there. But art is not restricted in scope and the full gamut of human emotion and experience is its canvas. Why should depressives not express themselves in art? Why sweep them under the carpet so you can have another nice day? Did Banksy do that when he showed a child slave in a textile factory in one of his famous paintings? Are we only to look on the light and not on the dark. I don’t agree with that.
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