These Drawings Are Satire, But Shed Disturbing Light On Today’s Society


It Can Be Hard To Avoid What’s Trending

You don’t have to look far to find some controversy. Whether it be a news broadcast or a social media update, the world is constantly buzzing with information. Artist Gunduz Agayev has created illustrations that pinpoint how we sometimes end up following the crowd blindly, without second-guessing how our actions affect others. These satirical illustrations will really get you thinking — society is definitely filled with problems that need to be fixed.

Gunduz Agayev

Social media websites are extremely useful when it comes to connecting with friends and family. Although it is a useful tool when it comes to sharing events and ideas, it’s easy to drown in the constant influx of neverending information. Agayev definitely captured our tendencies to be glued to our smartphones at all times, and the next illustration proves that hypocrisy is alive and well.

Loss Of Religious Innocence

Gunduz Agayev

This illustration shows Adam and Eve running into the woods as they get pursued by a variety of other religious figures. They are trying to escape to a simpler time when religion was not so heavily policed with various rules and policies. Agayev captures one of our world’s scariest problems in the next slide — chances are you will rethink your daily habits.

The End Our Environment As We Know It

Gunduz Agayev

It’s no secret that we are cutting down endless trees and releasing countless carbon dioxide emissions into the air. This is destroying our environment faster than we like to think, and this illustration shows the last of the wilderness holding on by a thread. The following slide hits close to home — and overseas. We really don’t know what someone else is going through until you step into their uniform, and these people put their lives on the line every single day.

The Price Of War Is Unimaginable

Gunduz Agayev

We go about our daily lives with simple luxuries, while some of our citizens fight and die for our right to live comfortably and securely. Clapping or giving soldiers the thumbs up is somewhat a slap in the face, especially when they give so much. We sometimes just follow the crowd blindly — even in hate — and the next slide will make you take a step back.

Trends Can Be Binding And Absolutely Hurtful

Gunduz Agayev

Our society is always jumping from one gadget to the next, always searching for the newest and coolest without much thought. Sometimes hate spreads like wildfire, even when it comes to love. The next slide puts our current events into perspective — and Agayev isn’t afraid to dive into politics! This illustration is sure to stir up some mixed opinions among family and friends.

Some Political Agendas Are Questionable

Gunduz Agayev

It would be hard to ignore one of the most controversial political campaigns to date, especially when it comes to the possibility of building a border wall. This illustration turns President’s Trump idea into a novelty by literally transforming him into a children’s toy. The next illustration comes straight from your living room. Chances are you partake in this activity on a daily basis.

Trash Television Is Taking Over

Gunduz Agayev

Watching television can be absolutely brainwashing, but we eat it up anyways. The corporate leaders know this, and they continue to expose us to mindless static and commercials that convince us to buy and consume. We are severely disconnected from the rest of the world despite being connected to the Internet constantly. You may want to disconnect from your Wi-Fi after viewing the next illustration.

We Live In A Land Of Rose-Colored Glasses

Gunduz Agayev

Our society is filled with excess food, clothing, and even entertainment. We are aware that some parts of the world live with nothing, but that doesn’t stop us from continuing to consume without a second thought. Are we really philanthropists if we visit countries living in extreme poverty and snap a few photos? Some of us can’t live without the next slide because it’s literally addicting.

Our Society Lives For The Likes

Gunduz Agayev

In our super-social world, we rely on our social media accounts to bring us confidence and reassurance about just about everything. Our emotional health and self-esteem suffer if we don’t receive Internet validation, and it is only bound to cause us problems in the long-run. Our society has come a long way with technology, but the following illustration reveals it’s not all progress.

Status Updates On The Last Supper

Gunduz Agayev

This is definitely not what Leonardo da Vinci had in mind. This portrayal of the famous 15th-century painting speaks volumes. It may be time to take a step back and reevaluate our priorities as a society because it’s not all about selfies and sharing the latest status. These satirical illustrations definitely get straight to the point! What do you think about this artist’s portrayal of our society’s flaws?


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