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Sorrow Within by rogelio Sorrow Within by rogelio



2ft width x 3ft height


“Sorrow Within” is painting about many little things that happen when you’re sad… (Please look at the painting first and figure it out for yourself I like what people bring out of my paintings at times )

As you see two masks are on top of each other the one that is happy is on top of the sad or depressed mask. At times in our lives we attempt to always show our good side even though inside we are actually sad. It is an act to keep people from accepting us at times… and act that can lead us to more sadness if not controlled.
I think everyone can agree that in some occasion in their lives they have felt sad but decided to do an act of being happy instead. For example having a job you hate, But you have to be happy because you need to give a good impression of yourself with your co workers or customers. The tears are an obvious representation of sadness also but if you see the tears go down into a sink (hehe the kitchen sink). Some tears we shed go down the “drain”, because some tears are useless and are tears of sadness inside yourself instead of what other have done thus some tears shed go down the drain and are useless… crying for events that do not matter in all reality small things in your life, Like crying over a broken dish or along those lines. The Light is hanging on top of the little character, that hope is always present even though you think it is not. The hat could mean nothing at all… but I like the fact that the character is shielding him self from the light, with the large Mexican hat. Not letting hope get to him…

Thus maybe… we are our own depression… because we do not acknowledge that the light “hope” is present at all times.

Thanks for reading this hope you like this painting

Here are a few close up views of the painting…


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PaTHoLogIcaL Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
wow i love this work its amazing i spent so much time just looking at before i read your comment, reading your paint tring to figure it out
buetiful work so much life and thought in this work
well done
cannibol Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
blablaskunk Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004   Writer
wow...there are no words to how wonderfully displayed this is!
boundinsound Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
plain, simply, freakin awesome.

who are you anyways?!

Fiend-7 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003
you are a genious
acmax Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2002
This is such a beautiful work. Love the swirling clouds and the pensive pose of the character. Great. Nod
bob-x Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2002
Really an impressive drawing, as almost everything you produce is. Keep up the great work.
sorezki Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2002
Amazing piece of art! Adding to my favorites right away!!
lzrelak Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2002
Damn...very cool...very well done. I love your in depth descriptions. I mean, most of the stuff you can see through the picture, but it is so good to have the artist actually tell you what they were feeling/thinking when it was written. Very well done.
slow-pc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2002
Nice work, as always. Good colors and textures used here. Love it!
otter1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2002
Very cool piece... its an interesting rendition of the theatrical masks... very much liking the mask wearing a mask concept. You rock.
spaceron Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2002
There are many people that can paint in a technically nice style, but what counts is the visual expression, the way that art communicates. Here I see some of that, as the sadness and happyness is worked in the picture at the same time. That talks to the viewer. It is then a happy thing you get in twenty, but a sad thing that only your technique is commented upon while the communication you attempt with the viewer in this work is what makes it better.
skoda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2002
really love most of your work, may have to get some prints someday :) (Smile) +favs
zoldar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2002   Photographer
I just love this style of paintings... so detailed and lush in feelings :] I love it!!
mannela Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
Good, surrealistic painting.
Thumbs Up
stupidperson Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2002
pieces like this are a pleasant reminder as to why you're on my watch :) (Smile)
spiderqueen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2002
everything you explained was exactly what i was thinking. i'd actually started writing some of that when i realized that i hadn't read your description yet.
i love the way the tear drops down the side of the smiling mask. it really portrays the whole "hidden tears" situation. the tears will never be seen on the smiling face, but they do exist underneath.
the other thing i was thinking about was the light and the way it's held out in front of the faces. it's being held just out of reach. sort of gives in to the whole feeling of hopelessness. the "i'll never be able to reach the good life" sort of feeling.
this is great.. better than great actually. if i had any money i'd be buying a print right now.
definitely have to add this to my favs.
propellen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2002
a fav :) (Smile)
flobadon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2002
This is just beautiful... I'm glad to see you have a print available... If only I had $$$. :( (Sad)
klentex Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2002
the colours are so vivid and wonderful and tie into the feelings captured. wow...i agree with the description youve said, i couldnt put it any better. awesome job :) (Smile)
tronbot Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2002
hey, thats really great ....

instant +fav !
-rednose- Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2002
Goes right to my favs!!
onederer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2002
truly great!
sh4dow-s Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2002
very nice it has a deeper meaning
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn I love your style.
This is, as always artistically and conceptually brilliant.

Incredible work rogelio !
starfire Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This absolutely ownz! And I'm not saying things like that very often. I also agree 100% with the symbolic expression. +fav
doem Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
thats sum tripped out shit y0!
anti-self Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
hehe, i knew this would eventually make top favs. congrats Thumbs Up
I love this piece, its so abstract yet completely different from Dali's work.
"Don't ask yourself how he did it, ask yourself why he did it" ~Zoltan the Adequite.
eclipze Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
This is awesome... great surrealism!
caustic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
Woops, I just read your journal and saw you do not like people to refer to your work as similar to Dali's. I'm sorry if I offended you. Art is in the eye of the beholder, and in my mind, I do catagorize this with Dali's art, but it is definitely original, and very unique in it's own way. Good job, and once again, I am sorry if I offended you.
caustic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
Awsome painting!! It reminds me a little of Dali's work.
serpent Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
pwca Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
fascinating & quite delicious!
wrl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002   Photographer
Good job integrating all the elements so well into your painting.
agesxracer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
i really like the profoundness of the tears falling into the sink when they could go into the huge puddle, it makes me wonder why someone bothered
evilrice Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
This is your best yet!
my3hunks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
Very cool. You have awesome talent. :) (Smile)
r00 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
love the size symbolism, its almost as if the sorrow is so vast that no amount of happiness can hope to fully conceal it.


fenrislupus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
Reminds me of Dali - like it
r00 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
very "dahli"

fantastic job

hogar Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
awesome ... great work!!!


joshbomb Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
Hi, please plan to offer this on DAPrints... it's amazing, and I can't wait to purchase a copy.

love me.
cove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
absolutly awesome
hope you get a dd for it ;) (Wink)
superb =) (Smile)
pfoj Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002   Writer
amazing work... i think i remember one of your pieces being DD before... shoulda added you to devwatch back then... rectifying that error now...
chibi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
I am not afraid to admit that I am one of those people who wears a mask of happiness when I am sad. Unfortunately, a friend of my family did the same thing for far too long and no one knew he was depressed when he took his own life. Beautiful painting, deep meaning.
kss Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
artistic deviant :) (Smile) its cool to see some stuff like that here
fucku Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
i got no words to xplain how good that is and yeah thats definitely a +fav
I am unintelligent and resort to petty name calling to get my point across rofl rofl I am unintelligent and resort to petty name calling to get my point across
nissley Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
I'm very impressed by your work. Not only do you have a great concept here, but your execution is flawless!
farris Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002   General Artist
cool and interesting ^_^
phaethorn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2002
Aaaah this kinda work remembers me why your my fav artist :D (Big Grin)
It's really great like always....and i can't say much that hasn't been sad before but i really like the meaning of your paintings.

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August 16, 2002
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