Since we were babies, we’ve been told that the world “just is” a certain way. As we get older, we start to ask ourselves that even though the world “is” like how we were told, should it be? Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski and Austrian artist Gerhard Haderer have been using their talents to answer that question through their satirical observations of humankind’s habits and obsessions in ways that are not only thought-provoking but are also a reminder that we must do better. Take a look at these unbelievably powerful illustrations and ask yourself if you agree or disagree with what the artists are trying to convey. Either way, you will not be able to stop thinking about them for the rest of the day.
1. Confess Your Sins In Secret, And Facebook Will Broadcast It To The World
Amongst his many statements, there is one particular criticism that is recurrent in Kuczynski’s drawing, and that is the power of Facebook in our modern world. The artist continues to poke at the popular social media platform since the beginning of his work and it only seems to get harsher.
In this illustration, he features what seems to be a man in an unusual confessionary, which is characterized by a new “religion,” Facebook.
2. Instead Of Helping Those In Need, Let’s Snap A Picture First
This one hits pretty hard. While having access to phones and cameras has certainly come with many benefits, it has also come with what seems to be our downfall.
It is too common to see a person who needs help, but instead of offering it, viewers decide to record or snap a shot of it first.