Passive-Aggressive Heatwave

Digital Art - Making Of Video

Passive Aggressive Heatwave by Mario Nevado. Dark Surrealism digital art.

Passive-Aggressive Heatwave

Passive-aggressiveness: Passive-aggressive behavior is a pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings instead of openly addressing them. There’s a disconnect between what a passive-aggressive person says and what he or she does.

Heatwave /ˈhiːtweɪv/ noun
1. a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather: “when a heatwave occurs many people become increasingly bad-tempered”.

Psychoclimatic Conditions

“Psychoclimatic conditions” is a series where I establish a parallelism between weather phenomena and psychological definitions, conditions and illnesses. To do so, I have been studying for over a year meteorology and psychology to create these visual metaphors.

I have never liked the term “mental illness”. That tag limits the individual person to a kind frame when only disability is possible.The works of the mind, psychologically and metaphorically speaking, can be seen as weather phenomena. Like if we have an ecosystem inside our skull, with water evaporating because of the heat and forming clouds that will rain in due time. Over and over again. Cycles. But as in nature itself, external factors may influence this cycle and provoke different reactions. If temperature, geographical position, contextual uses of the land around and so on can and will influence our surroundings in terms of atmospheric conditions, it’s also clear they can influence us as a container of meat and bones with a pinch of electricity that makes us be conscious of ourselves.

But this is just an explanation that serves this artistic metaphor. I am well aware what a psychological condition means and that’s why I preferred to use precisely that word, “condition”, for the title of this series, as it serves a double purpose in terms of language meaning. A condition can be read as an illness (“this is in bad condition”) but also as a conditional, contextual term.

From there, I created a  fictional spectrum of human emotions and how they revolve inside our heads as if they were created by the four elements. The chemical and physical reactions that come from the interaction of these four can give us a visual metaphor of the associated feeling to it.

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Mario is a digital artist and art director that explores the depths of dark surrealism to deliver shocking cover visuals for bands, writers and filmmakers around the world. He's also a passionate instructor of color theory and image composition. In his free time, he sings and makes noise on his musical project, Nevado.