The works of the Argentinian illustrator who works under the pseudonym “Al Margen” criticize the current patterns of behavior in society and propose a reflection on issues that are set aside by a large part of the population. Though dark and macabre, his art is sobering and speaks the unfortunate truth about modernity.

In the images, the artist is always using a provocative tone to address themes such as capitalism, consumerism, technology, media manipulation, body image, smoking, interpersonal relationships, and others.

"My artworks are just drawings that I imagine. The things I see around me inspire me to do them," the artist told Bored Panda. It isn't the first time his works have been published on Bored Panda. Here's the link to his previous work.

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manon M
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6 months ago

"pop"

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Jamziee
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6 months ago

my grandma has Alzheimers and that's what this reminds me of...

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LJ Robinson
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6 months ago

I think this represents the excessive money being spent on body modification and how ridiculous it can get.

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I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

wow, this is so sad.. :(

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Paradox Skye
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6 months ago

Toxic commentors on social media

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von Funnyname
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6 months ago

this one is amazing

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Onna Alestas
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6 months ago

Why does he kinda look like Jonny Bravo without hair?

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deanna woods
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6 months ago

As a Christian, I hate that people use their faith in God as justification to deny love. Our God is one of love and not hate.

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Freya the Wanderer
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6 months ago

This is what passes for education in the U.S. And a few other places.

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Freya the Wanderer
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6 months ago

The way we are treating this planet and its other inhabitants--

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Soggy Crumpet
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6 months ago

When your heart and your head are telling you two different things

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Soggy Crumpet
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6 months ago

All we eat is garbage these days

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Vicki Barlow
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6 months ago

Mother Nature vs Big Oil

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Aj Grimes (them/they)
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6 months ago

This is so sad.

Shona
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5 days ago

yeah sad but true

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ENEDELIA Soto
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6 months ago

human trafficking

I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

Omg, this one's really.. depressing.. I feel bad for anyone going through this..

Isabella R.W.
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6 months ago

I think this ones about trafficking

LJ Robinson
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6 months ago

The selling of sexuality/sensuality? For instance, using sex to sell floor cleaners and luggage etc.

DungeonQuestPlayer
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6 months ago

yea

*insert funny name*
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4 months ago

This is definitely human trafficking... :(

Sam T Godfrey
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6 months ago

It's depressing to see this routine image throughout my own life. It's most awful to realize that is only a half century when this very thing has been routine for millennia...

Patti Renwick Parrish
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6 months ago

sex slave

Caleb Lumpkin
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6 months ago

it hurts to now that human sex trafficking is so rampant

Leo H
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6 months ago

Bill clinton?

Susan Williams
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6 months ago

Trafficking happens and it's usually ALWAYS men buying women.

Up All Night
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6 months ago

"usually always"? But no, they also buy young boys and children... 🙁

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Deal _Anneal
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6 months ago

But if u added colour into this art we can all agree that it is most likely to be coloured ppl in the cage

JD Lee
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6 months ago

Which do you choose?

CharliAnn Olney
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6 months ago

But sex work is Good! just ask AOC!

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
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6 months ago

Sex work (which is the person's choice) and human trafficking/forced prostitution (which is not) are two very different things.

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Maya Jones
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6 months ago

This is so true. Artists tae weeks, months, and sometimes even years to write songs. They pour their hearts out to the world. They put all their effort into making good songs for their fans, and what do they get? They get hate comments from people. As an example, Justin Biebers new song 'Lonely' is talking about how lonely he is and how much hate he got writing songs growing up. Not everyone knows he whole back story of people. They just assume song writers and singers have like the best life ever, and they have everything in the world. But they don't. Before you assume, appreciate.

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Vicki Barlow
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6 months ago

Employees are used and snuffed out.

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Joanna
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6 months ago

I'm a nurse and I get to see the horrible consequences of this disease. I could've died when I had it myself. Anyway, sorry you think you're imprisoned in your own house with your own WiFi and Netflix. Sorry you have to order takeout instead of going to restaurants in person. Sorry you can't go on Tinder dates. Sorry you're that self-centered.

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BananaAnna
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6 months ago

Chiseling off facades to see the real individual. SURPRISE: I am not who are looking for.

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I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

[TRIGGER WARNING: vent about eating disorders] It looks like the eyes are body shaming her. I know a lot of people who've body shamed me, even people from my own family. It sucks, and it could lead to eating disorders, like it's doing to me. As a current sufferer from anorexia and bulima(or ednos, which still sucks..), both suck. It's leading me to eat less because everytime I got to eat, I hear the body shaming coming. I am too ashamed to let people see me eat because I'm scared to be shamed. Whenever I eat and get ashamed, like whenever I end up eating anything I consider junk food, I end up abusing laxatives, which I know won't help, but it for some reason makes me feel safe. And it sucks because I have been struggling for a YEAR, and I'm only 15. So it's been a year of either eating as few calories as possible, or binging and purging, sometimes just eating and eating until my stomach is painfully full. (Sorry if this is off topic.)

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I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

this is such a sad truth

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HappyPig1723
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6 months ago

Wow. I can relate.

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Andrew Gibb
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6 months ago

Nice use of the divine proportion

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Night Owl
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6 months ago (edited)

Gaming addiction. I like how the chains are made of chips

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AlmightyOne
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6 months ago

This one hit me hard. I have never known anyone who has fought in a war like this, but I can imagine what it must feel like. The horror of the battlefield and the loss of loved ones and friends must be heartbreaking to everyone fighting, no matter their side.

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I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

Wow, I felt this. And I mean REALLY felt this. It's like, you are using music to help yourself heal and to protect yourself from feeling any hurt. Using music to help yourself keep fighting.

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LotusWolff
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6 months ago

Model UN

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BananaAnna
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6 months ago

Mexico's children: adult thru babe.

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DungeonQuestPlayer
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6 months ago

police brutality

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I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

This one's really sad..

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Shelp
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6 months ago

I don't get it

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Laura Stenger
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6 months ago

I like to run out and about and talk with real life people. Make some good friends that way!

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Tom Susala
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6 months ago

I'm an old child (I'm approaching 70) This feeling hits me occasionally... I am healthy, optimistic, and an active musician who refuses - most of the time - to allow the clock or the calendar - to give me any feelings of the finality of my life...

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Aj Grimes (them/they)
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6 months ago

I feel this is a very common problem with insecurity. I understand this drawing well bc I am going through it. We all want to look like a model but some models aren't in this shape. Some models are in bigger sizes and that has helped me a little bit about wearing certain outfits.

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LJ Robinson
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6 months ago

Is this about needing to draw attention to oneself?

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I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

I feel like this one's somewhat about pedophilia, or targeting women for sexual assault. Both are bad, and both shouldn't exist.

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6 months ago

Is this targeted ads/commercials on your internet pages?

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I'm a makeup addict
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6 months ago

This one hits me. As a struggling person with depression, it always feels like everyone is happy and it sometimes feels really lonely. Sometimes I feel as if I don't deserve to be happy, which leaves me more exhausted and sad. But I'm staying alived for those few people that really care about me and for music.

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Night Owl
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6 months ago

The sperm-eyes are creepy

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