Rafael Alvarez is a Spanish illustrator whose works portray painfully familiar scenarios. Except the artist creates his illustrations in a way that highlights a completely different angle. An angle that is usually quite shocking.

The ability to shock seems to be a vital component of the artist's illustrations - even required to challenge the minds of content readers whose attention span gets only smaller with each passing day. According to the artist, although it's difficult, it's important to tell the difference between sensationalism and truth or else we run a risk of losing our critical thinking and ability to care about anything at all.

So scroll down and see for yourself!

More info: alvarezrafa.com

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Artist Makes Illustrations That Will Hardly Ever Come Out Of Your Mind

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Hendra Lim
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2 years ago

bachelor as beggar?

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Anna Lourie
Community Member
2 years ago

the longer you look, the stranger it gets.

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Olga Posedaru
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2 years ago

Nice touch with the cannon going through a picture of Miss Liberty.

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#4

The Texting Trap

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

What if you need to make an emergency call???

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#5

In Weiter Ferne, So Nah

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Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

never trust internet

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#6

The Right Wrench

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Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

USA is removing pension money?

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 years ago

Sure, "another great day, smile, smile, smile"....if you can.

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#8

The Threat Of The In-Cels

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 years ago

Creepy

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Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

virtual marriage

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Artist Makes Illustrations That Will Hardly Ever Come Out Of Your Mind

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Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

games is something that eating you?

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SunflowersAreGold
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so depressing... 😥

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 years ago

So depressing these illustrations. I'll go and see the cute foxes pictures by the Finnish photographer.

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

I really like this one but if it has a message other than romance is nice I'm missing it.

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Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

politician is someone who got controlled by other organisation?

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#15

In Weiter Ferne, So Nah

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Anna Lourie
Community Member
2 years ago

the same pic, two times? and a german text above? I don't think this one is from the spanish illustrator, especially because they look alike but have different styles.

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Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

school is a battle royale?

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SunflowersAreGold
Community Member
2 years ago

The way others perceive you is not the way you really are.

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Vanessa Galvan
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this is very few people are real anymore or very few people see things as they truly are.

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#19

What Could Go Wrong?

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Hendra Lim
Community Member
2 years ago

corporate shark?

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Baron Simone Von Bianco
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful girl entangled by the supernatural charms of her captor, whom appears to have the strange hobby of killing.

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Vanessa Galvan
Community Member
2 years ago

We've strayed from the true spirit of Christmas for the sake of material things.

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#22

Honing Your Job

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SunflowersAreGold
Community Member
2 years ago

The decisions and mental health of past generations can have an impact on the future.

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#23

"Circuit Builders"

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SunflowersAreGold
Community Member
2 years ago

It not only hurts you, but those around you.

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#24

"Circuit Builders"

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SunflowersAreGold
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the camera lens idea in this.

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#25

"Circuit Builders"

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Last Hurrah
Community Member
2 years ago

Another illustration for the short story "Circuit Builders" by Don Peteroy, published in Playboy Magazine.

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SunflowersAreGold
Community Member
2 years ago

A broken world we live in.

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Grazina Strolia
Community Member
2 years ago

White Man Wants to See Death's Manager... Is unhappy with service

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