Exhausted in pain

16 November 2017

Pierre Mertens tells his story from the three worlds in which he has spent his life.

"I am a visual artist and therefore I illustrated this essay with images of artworks of colleagues and of myself.

I'm a psychotherapist, and that’s why I'm seeing pain as something that is both physical and psychological, always in interaction with each other.

I was also confronted with pain through the birth and death of my firstborn child.

How we think about the end of life and being born a lot of things run in parallel.

These three different worlds are connected through my life. This essay is a first attempt to connect them to the outside world as well.

I invite you to look with me at art and life, in bloom and decay, like roses." .../... read all

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