Art has recently grown into a relatively strong medium to convey critique. Whether it's of the way we live our lives, the way “things are done” in our society, or the way we abuse the planet (or abuse each other).

In a world where a single powerful image can tell a thousand words—how information is much more consumed via imagery rather than language—art turns out to be an effective way to understand the scope of social issues and to call for change.

This is the trajectory that artist and illustrator Davide Bonazzi has also chosen. He creates dark drawings that critique today's world and society. Bored Panda has also got in touch with Bonazzi to elaborate on his powerful artworks. There is more artwork to be seen in a previous Bored Panda article here as well as on Bonazzi's Website.

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Billy Murray
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8 months ago (edited)

This is men getting taking the escalator to success and women having to climb their way to the same position.

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Although his education was mostly based on literature and liberal-arts, Davide has always had a huge interest in visual arts as well. "After university, I spent a year at the European Institute of Design in Milan, then two more years at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna," he told Bored Panda. "I've come to know what illustration is exactly through practice. I've had a few great teachers who really inspired me."

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Water Bottle
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8 months ago

Wish it wasn’t so true..

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The artist describes his thought-provoking illustrations as "straightforward, conceptual, surreal and sometimes ironic." Davide said he likes using visual metaphors to create "twists" in his creative ideas. This helps him turn an apparently plain scene into something unexpected and more meaningful. Even if it's just a small detail.

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Emma B
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8 months ago

Digital Footprint

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"I've always been an optimistic person, though the more I learn about the world we live in, the more I feel worried about our future," Davide added. "Especially, the ecological crisis. It seems we're at the start of a global challenge with an uncertain outcome, and we all have to do our part. In the past decades, people had been taught to be selfish, to consume. I think it's crucial to eradicate this social problem."

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Niffler_13
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8 months ago

The Dark Mark!

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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8 months ago

This is a problem I have trouble being sympathetic with. You don't need to spend big $$$ to have a wedding like some girl on TV to have a good marriage.

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Avital Pilpel
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8 months ago

For this reason I named my WiFi "FBI surveilance Van #634"...

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TheReader19
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8 months ago

Knowledge shines a little in the darkness of ignorance

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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8 months ago

Home ownership is damn expensive

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electricskuller
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8 months ago

global warming

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Catlady6000
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8 months ago

A single parent can be very successful raising their children. My daughter turned out awesome. But, I really felt the absence of a partner. Someone who would have my back and back me up. It really is easier when there a two people raising a child. Thankfully, my ex-in-laws were wonderful

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Petra Christovová
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8 months ago

overwhelming information chaos

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SnowWolf
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8 months ago

Making peace with nuclear bombs? I don't think so.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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8 months ago

Disposable workers?

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Sally Adora Belle
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8 months ago

I wish I were him

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Water Bottle
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8 months ago

This is true. Sad but true

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Water Bottle
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8 months ago (edited)

Unrelated to the picture but lots of people are under the impression that anyone that lives in the Middle East is a terrorist.

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Kaisu
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8 months ago

The destruction of the land and the people in many countries began the moment the colonists set their foot on it

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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8 months ago

We are fanatically devoted to our phones / internet

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Niffler_13
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8 months ago

When you're the one scientist that doesn't recommend the product

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Felicia Dale
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8 months ago

Hash tags making ignored things visible across the net and empowering people to help each other through knowledge of the problems.

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PandaPiñata
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8 months ago

That´s reality TV for you. Everything is staged and analyzed by psychologists to provoke the drama wanted by the producer.

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Monica Patterson
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8 months ago

I will say it was the easiest and fastest way to let people know about my father's passing.

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Lukas Gilmore
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8 months ago (edited)

Smart phones are distracting this generation from seeing the world around them, unlike previous generations

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ember avery
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8 months ago

break the limits?

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Amr Mohamed
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8 months ago

I think it's unsustainable growth. The employees in the company are doing their best to prop that growth up, but eventually it's going to grow too big to sustain and swallow them in.

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Catlady6000
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8 months ago

Are the rungs being inserted or, as for a lot of us theses days, being removed

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Tifferooski
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8 months ago

How I feel every time Trump tweets.

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Aria
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8 months ago

Lets all pitch in and get this duck home!

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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8 months ago

I can relate to this one. A calendar that's too full of meetings and appointments.

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Sigmund Fidyke
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8 months ago

Weather loading...

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