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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Val
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1 year ago (edited)

This can be seen as two concepts: 1) People who don't have to do much to get to the top vs people working their butt of to get somewhere 2) People who do what society expects you to do vs people following their heart and taking the more adventurous path

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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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1 year 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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1 year ago

The digital evidence

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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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Water Bottle
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1 year ago

This needs to be better reinforced with teens and underaged smoker/vapers

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year 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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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

WiFi thieves. I hate them!

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TheReader19
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1 year ago

Knowledge shines a little in the darkness of ignorance

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

Home ownership is damn expensive

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Kimberly Stefanik
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1 year ago

Snuffing the eternal flame

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Catlady6000
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1 year 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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1 year ago

overwhelming information chaos

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Water Bottle
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1 year ago

I don’t know about this, should peace be made this way?

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

Disposable workers?

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Sally Adora Belle
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1 year ago

I wish I were him

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Water Bottle
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1 year ago

This is true. Sad but true

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Water Bottle
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1 year 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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Rebecah Ozuna
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1 year ago

I wonder when will the Native Americans make their move.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

We are fanatically devoted to our phones / internet

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Niffler_13
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1 year ago

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

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Emma B
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1 year ago

"My hashtag about this will solve the problem!"

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PandaPiñata
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1 year ago

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

Brittany Angus
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1 year ago

Is that Kim and Kanye?

Jo Bebe
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1 year ago

Lmbo well if the shoe fits.........

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Sally Adora Belle
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1 year ago

The worlds a stage

Sigmund Fidyke
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1 year ago

Real-time customer research

BlackestDawn
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1 year ago

Profiling, and personalizing your experience?

Bent. O. Jensen
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1 year ago

How big data (google, facebook etc.) sees you.

John Leriel
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1 year ago

For me, it's interpreted how online advertisement works. Your customs, habits, everything you do, are analyzed by specialists and software algorythm to provide you an aimed advertising, to head you towards sponsored items & webstores.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

You are always being sold something and manipulated even if it looks real?

Brenda McNeely
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1 year ago

kanye and kim? lol

Celtic Pirate Queen
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1 year ago

I will never understand the appeal of "reality" shows. Unless it's teaching me how to be an (even) better cook!

Caroline Driver
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1 year ago

I always wonder how many people wtching reality tv really think that it's live, unscripted and spontaneous. Must be a few

George Hudacko
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1 year ago

Fix Kim K's hips! Grotesque creature being made by her 'man'!

Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Reality TV needs to give up its name, because it’s just as scripted as the most forgettable fictional TV—-often even more scripted and obviously rehearsed, though badly and unconvincingly acted.

Brett Platt
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1 year ago

Targeted marketing.

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Monica Patterson
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1 year ago

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

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Rebecah Ozuna
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1 year ago

999 Galaxy Express!

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1 year ago

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This must be about brexit.

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Water Bottle
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1 year ago

Is this for global warming?

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

Are the anonymous hands inserting rungs to help the person climb higher or removing them to hinder? Or... maybe he's climbing down?

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Tifferooski
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1 year ago

How I feel every time Trump tweets.

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did this lame duck just realize he's going the wrong way?

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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