Weltschmerz, world pain. It expresses the deep sadness and painful melancholy that people can experience by contemplating the imperfect world. Through the realization that physical reality will never be able to satisfy the desires of the mind.
During the Romantic era, many artists and writers created works that were inspired by this feeling of Weltschmerz. These artists reflected on the world around them from their own individualistic perspective, lamenting its imperfections. They imagined a world and nature that was more beautiful and pristine than it actually was, depicting it in an idealized manner, as a means of escaping harsh reality.
In our current era, this imperfection has taken on extreme forms. Its is no longer just about an individualistic experience or a romanticized complaint; it is a constant reality that all people in the world are confronted with.
In "Weltschmerz" I show the inspiration of nature, combined with world pain. It is an idealized reflection of reality, a search for beauty in a place where it is increasingly difficult to find and where a future is uncertain.