Celebrating singlehood, Mexico-based artist Idalia Candelas illustrates what it’s like for women to be content while alone. Titled “Postmodern Loneliness,” the series is drawn in pencil, ink and watercolour, creating a simple nonchalance about being single.
Candelas was inspired by her time living alone in Mexico city, telling Mic, “The theme of loneliness has been recurring in my drawings. I like to show women who exist in solitude but do not suffer. They are not depressed or crying. Rather [they] are safe, exalting in the sense of enjoying the company of just [themselves].”
So if you’re single and feeling the social pressures of the upcoming couple-friendly Valentine’s Day, Candelas’ illustrations will give you a little boost of confidence and a sense of self.
Find out more about Candelas on Facebook and Instagram.
What would it be like if Renaissance painters had Instagram
The ‘Me Before You’ trailer is your ultimate pre-Valentine’s warm-up
|SHARE THE STORY|