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May 26, 2021

States of the Matter – Digital Art Triptych

An emotional series depicting a break-up

The last year has been a wild ride, isn’t it? The covid, the political problems, racism, war and a huge health and climate crisis that shouldn’t take any of us by surprise at this point. Due to personal reasons, I started a personal lockdown a few months before the pandemic even started. I needed to be alone, to fix myself and to find my being again the mirror. It was a rough year for all of us, can’t deny it, but some were carrying heavy emotional baggage from before.

Just when lockdown was over in my country, Spain, a few months later, the final nail was put in the coffin and I had to survive a break-up. That issue, for better or worse, gave me some more rough months, but I’m known for going forward at the face of this situations, and once again, I used art to get over it.

When I started to feel better, I could see that my mind went through something similar to what happens to matter: a series of events led me to disappear in order to find a new version of myself. I went through a process similar to the one that happens to the matter: I evaporated and vanished from the pain, I turned into liquid tears and then I transformed into a brand new, solid jewel. It’s been a hard process, but now I’m shinning brighter than ever.

So here’s the outcome of that pain and that growth, too.

States of the Matter -Evaporate

States of the Matter: Evaporate

States of the Matter -Crystallize

States of the Matter: Crystallize

States of the Matter - Liquify

States of the Matter: Liquify

I have been a bit silent these latest years regarding new art. I have been painting a lot but I decided to save everything on a drawer until the right time came: and now is the time. I’ll be publishing my new illustrations in the following weeks, so stay tuned to my social media channels. I hope you all are safe and sound in these crazy, crazy times! 🙂

About Mario Sánchez Nevado

Mario is the CEO of Aégis Illustration. He's a freelance Illustrator and Art Director based in Madrid (Spain), and works creating covers for music bands and publishing houses all over the world. He also develops the role of Art Director and Manager of the international artistic collective Hysterical Minds. Also, he writes Photoshop Tutorials from time to time and teaches digital imaging and self-management for creatives.

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