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The Seven Gates

A series of seven acrylic paintings, each based on a specific aspect of depression. From a personal perspective, I have turned the main thought processes and tendencies associated with this mental health condition into seven characters.

 

Descent From Möbius Wood


'Descent From Möbius Wood' is an acrylic painting that explores the inescapable nature of depression.

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2015

Acrylic on illustration board

27cm x 72cm

© 2015 David Denton

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Welcome

'Welcome' is an acrylic painting based on the themes of self-destruction and voluntary isolation.

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2016

Acrylic on illustration board

27cm x 71cm

© 2016 David Denton

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The Insidious Whisper

In this painting, I explore times when the internal monologue is at its most harmful.

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2016

Acrylic on illustration board

28cm x 71cm

© 2016 David Denton

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Stiff Upper Lip

This painting deals with the ongoing struggle to appear as if everything is fine in the midst of depression.

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2016

Acrylic on illustration board

28cm x 73cm

© 2016 David Denton

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Skin the Shine of the Rain

Depression's desire to destroy relationships is explored in 'Skin the Shine of the Rain'.

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2016

Acrylic on illustration board

28cm x 73cm

© 2016 David Denton

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I'll Walk Into Your Parlour

'I'll Walk Into Your Parlour' delves into the contradictory desire to escape the pain of mental illness by heading deeper into depression.

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2017

Acrylic on illustration board

26.5cm x 72cm

© 2017 David Denton

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The Seventh Gate

The final painting in the series focuses on the obsessive thoughts of death resulting from severe depression.

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2017

Acrylic on illustration board

27cm x 72cm

© 2017 David Denton

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Signed limited edition prints of all of the paintings in this series are available to buy.

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