A series of photographs/photo manipulations titled ‘Festering under Tortured Skin.’ The title relates to my struggles with Anxiety and Depression and are all self-portraits.
Creating artwork for me has always acted as escapism from my depression and it’s also been a way for me to take these feelings that build up inside myself and to make them into something tangible that I can see, which from a young age helped by acting as a coping mechanism.
About Kieran Wakeman
Within my work I use copious amounts of face paint and masks and costumes I have made, to create various characters or to represent different themes, the results I photograph and bring together in Photoshop. A lot of my work is based around and inspired by human emotions and human illness. Suffering from depression myself has also been a source of inspiration and a running theme within my work. I also draw inspiration from horror films, music and anything weird.
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