Many artists discuss difficult themes through their works, making their viewers think and look at problems from different angles.


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Stephan Schmitz is a conceptual illustrator Zürich, Switzerland. Stephan uses colors, shapes, optical illusions and sometimes even visual puns to tell complex stories in single images. Most of his images have a surreal feel to them, showing what could hide behind the reality.

Take a look at some of his works below.

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#1 What Most People Don't See

What Most People Don't See

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Ladies and Gentlemen 2 months ago

Failure is the ladder to success, but one should clean up the mess, or you can slip and break your neck!

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#2 Loneliness And Social Media

Loneliness And Social Media

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Greg Pinks 2 months ago

The superficiality of social media relationships taking away from what we most need - real connection.

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#3 Accepting The Things You Can‘T Change

Accepting The Things You Can‘T Change

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Sei Ichirou 2 months ago

There was a German comedian named Karl Valentin (born 1882; died 1948) . He once said: "I'm glad when it rains. Because even when I'm not glad, it will rain anyway."

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#4 Father-Daughter Relationship And Unconditional Love

Father-Daughter Relationship And Unconditional Love

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Chicago Kitty 2 months ago

As a woman who has never known her father- he disappeared while I was still to young to have any memories of him- this one makes my heart wistfully sad.

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#5 Sexual Abuse In The Armed Forces

Sexual Abuse In The Armed Forces

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All With Heart 2 months ago

Brutally true.

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#6 Fixing It

Fixing It

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Bored Birgit 2 months ago

It's hard work sometimes.

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#7 „I Don‘t Care About Facts. I Have An Opinion!“

„I Don‘t Care About Facts. I Have An Opinion!“

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Hans 2 months ago

One tweet at a time.

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#8 Moods Wings

Moods Wings

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PyroarRanger 2 months ago

We all hide our feelings every day. This resonates with me

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#9 Brainwashing

Brainwashing

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Last Hurrah 2 months ago

It's a gray matter.

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#10 Veterans Working In Regular Jobs

Veterans Working In Regular Jobs

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Jeff__Coon 2 months ago

We always carry it with us.

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