Satirical Illustations by Pawel Kuczynski
Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski cleverly uses satire to portray today’s social, political and cultural reality.
At first sight, his illustrations might seem funny, but when you look closer, they actually show some serious problems of today’s world.
According to Kuczynski, war, poverty, hunger, racial discriminations, ecology, money are as immortal and timeless as art, and that’s why he addresses these issues in his artwork. In addition, he uses satire and black humor, which reflect the sad reality we live in. Deeply influenced by Carravaggio and other baroque painters, he uses light in a similar way to them. Pastel colors, simple shapes and forms give his artwork a timeless look.
Born in 1976, Pawel is a graduate of Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. The artist began drawing satirical illustrations back in 2004, and so far has been “rewarded with 92 prizes and…
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Rob Gonsalves‘ Surreal Optical Illusions are a „Celebration of Imagination“
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Rob Gonsalves is a famous Canadian artist whose works are recognizable for their magic realism and well-planned optical illusions. One image melts into another and comes back again full circle, playing with our minds by creating irrational dream worlds.
Gonsalves has been interested in drawing since he was a kid. By the age of twelve, he already demonstrated masterful technique and a good understanding of architecture and perspective. After he found out about the works of Salvador Dali and René Magritte, he turned to surrealism himself and has never looked back since.
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Breathtaking Portraits Ballet’s Finest Dancing on the Streets of New York
Omar Z. Robles is a photographer with a background in mime performance, which helped to inspire a series of photographs where he captures the elegance and beauty of ballet in the grimy urban setting on the streets of New York.
The contrast is amazing, as ballet dancers are snapped in various poses to create stunning portraits of their moves, except there is no grandiose setting or stage for them, just the realistic streets of a city, featuring puddles, traffic lights, pedestrians, and phone boxes – everyday things you would expect to find wandering down the streets.
As Robles explains in an interview, “Like mime theater, photography [is] an amazing nonverbal communication medium…Yet it allowed [me] to capture fleeting emotions and tell a story for a much longer time than mime theater could.”
He goes into detail regarding how ballet…
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