Some illustrations play the role of entertaining, others are created to inspire, and there are some who deliver a strong message and are thought-provoking. This is the case with award-winning conceptual illustrator Stephan Schmitz based in Zürich, Switzerland who creates clever and honest illustrations that perfectly depict the modern world.
Stephan Schmitz's works are like visual metaphors that tell simple stories revealing the true face of our world. It surprises us with symbolism and depth which some of us long for in the world where everything is already thought for us. Many of us will recognize our hidden and suppressed emotions that we tend to keep to ourselves because they are hard to talk about.
Every illustration is like a puzzle that a viewer has to solve as the subject matter can only be seen if you take a really good look at it. The artist only provides us visual clues and we are the ones who have to connect the dots. His choice of a subtle palette of colors makes these illustrations surreal and obscure reflecting on not so simple matters. So we invite you to take a look at these mind-bending illustrations and consider how much they really represent our lives. If you will want to see more of his illustrations, you can also check his previous post here on Bored Panda.