Bright Light Turned Dark
Evgen Čopi Gorišek
In the realm of human experience, the word “burnout” carries a weight that transcends mere vocabulary. It conjures images of candles snuffed out prematurely, fires extinguished, and the slow dimming of once-bright flames. But for those who find themselves caught in the grip of this phenomenon, the notion of a once-bright light turned dark—be it emotionally, physically, or mentally—is a hauntingly real experience. As an artist, Evgen Čopi Gorišek has navigated the treacherous waters of burnout and anxiety, experiencing firsthand the toll they can take on creativity, well-being, and overall quality of life. Through his work, he delves into the depths of these afflictions, seeking to shed light on the shadowy corners of our minds where burnout and anxiety lurk. But what exactly is burnout?
It’s not merely exhaustion; it’s a profound sense of depletion, where the fire within us burns low, if at all. It’s the result of prolonged stress, relentless expectations, and a relentless pace. Evgen’s art captures this struggle, giving voice to the silent battles waged within the hearts and minds of those who grapple with these demons. Moreover, Evgen Čopi Gorišek understands the importance of talking openly about these problems. The act of sharing, of opening up about our struggles, can be a beacon of hope for others navigating similar storms. It’s an acknowledgment that we’re not alone in our battles, that our vulnerabilities don’t define us, and that seeking help is not a sign of weakness but an act of immense courage. Evgen’s personal journey with burnout and anxiety infuses his art with a depth of authenticity that resonates with those who’ve faced these challenges. His work is a testament to the power of creativity as a means of healing and self-expression, as he continues to grapple with these issues himself. In the face of burnout and anxiety, Evgen Čopi Gorišek’s art serves as a reminder that even in the darkest moments, there is the potential for renewal and rekindling. It’s a beacon of hope and a call to action, urging us all to acknowledge, share, and seek help when needed. Through his art, he invites us to explore the depths of our own experiences, ultimately emerging stronger, brighter, and more resilient.