The Japanese illustrator known as Avogado6 uses the language everyone understands—and that is no language at all. It's probably because the delicate topics and complex emotions he conveys are too difficult to describe with words, so this artist chooses thought-provoking visual stories in his unique style. Most of his illustrations are like pills, each containing the flaws of our society and mental struggles. And I must admit, some of them are really hard to swallow. His emotion-fueled, dark, and disturbing illustrations talk about things you wish no one relates to; however, it's a pretty accurate, yet haunting, depiction of the depths of our world.

We've previously shared the artist's artwork here and here, and today we have collected some of the greatest illustrations he has done in the last few years. Don't forget to upvote your favorites and discuss the messages in the comments!

More info: avogado6.com | twitter.com | Instagram

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12 months ago

Cute... This is lovely

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Despite gaining 1.6 million followers on Twitter and 305k fans on Instagram, Avogado6 has managed to stay anonymous in the public space. All we know is that he calls himself "an ordinary person," likes chemistry, and his profile photo is a portrait of the famous Italian scientist Avogadro. His illustrations, though, are far from ordinary and will probably make you feel a little more than you have planned today and reflect on the world we live in.

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*me*
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12 months ago

Oh hell no I’m leaving before the onion ninjas come

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12 months ago

Do you see the reflection of the angel?

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Avogado6 has been posting his art since 2017 and has created hundreds of images ranging from anything that comes from the deepest crevices of the soul to rare heartwarming pieces, but each illustration never fails to evoke emotion. He tackles uncomfortable topics such as death, poverty, family struggles through the eyes of a child, abuse, tolerance and equality, unhealthy social media consumption, depression, loneliness, and more. Most of his works are powerful and dark, yet you will find some sweet artwork that usually features animals thrown here and there to catch your breath.

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12 months ago

The leash ... symbol of restrictions, forced faithfulness and also of the captivity young Japanese feel towards their parents, having to meet their high and sometime unrealistic expectations (I don't even want to talk about the domestic violence, the beat up woman, hold by a leash to an abusive husband and forced to smile... breaks my heart into smithereens T-T)

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12 months ago

aww it really does feel like that sometimes:(

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Reading and understanding Avogado6's visual stories is an open-ended process to which each individual brings their own life experiences and emotions. However, each of the artist's illustrations has a title that suggests the deeper meaning of it. Although it's in Japanese, an active Instagram community offers English translations and a discussion under each artwork, sharing their feelings and personal experiences.

The artist has also published several books with his illustrations and comics and you can find some of them on Amazon here, here, here, and here.

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12 months ago

why is this me being single

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12 months ago (edited)

W-what? *tries not to cry*

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OJ
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12 months ago

if anyone’s read shelter on webtoons or tapas, this reminded me of that :(

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There is a lot to criticize about the modern world, from politics and consumerism to environmental issues, technology, and interpersonal relationships and many artists around the world use their art as a tool to bring light to these issues and help people reflect on them. Most of them choose a dialogue approach just like Avogado6, so if you like this artist's work, you might also want to explore the thought-provoking art of Alireza Pakdel, Al Margen, John Holcroft, Daniel Garcia, Michal Dziekan, Davide Bonazzi, and Barbara Daniels, among many others on Bored Panda.

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12 months ago

Medusa?

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OJ
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12 months ago

sucks it has to be like that...

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Rae the lemon
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12 months ago (edited)

His angel is waiting for him 🥺

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little w@bbit
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12 months ago

*heart shaters*

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little w@bbit
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12 months ago

so sad

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12 months ago

Reminds me of ‘I miss you daddy!’ Exsept ‘I m-miss you Layla...’

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little w@bbit
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12 months ago

my mom is that you

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12 months ago

Even the satan terrified by our deed..

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Shafia Mallik
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12 months ago

flowe snek

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little w@bbit
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12 months ago

same

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Zaerhin Skolak
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12 months ago

As a person who is currently on 4 meds and at one point was put on 7 pills for not god damn reason I felt this so much. It hurts to feel like you are being forced to depend on the meds.

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12 months ago

even medusa can find love.

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Zoe Hoesley
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12 months ago

Me before going to school

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Lizzy innit
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12 months ago

OMG SOME ONE HELP THE POOR LITTLE BEEN 😭😭😭😭

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Lizzy innit
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12 months ago

Looks like this guy is in quarantine

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Shafia Mallik
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12 months ago

this one is kind of sweet.

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CloudNine
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12 months ago

Just eat it! Don’t take pictures of it

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12 months ago

Awwwwe

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12 months ago

This gives me kirishima vibes

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12 months ago

We choose our own paths✊

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12 months ago

*sobs*

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12 months ago

The teabag!

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12 months ago

Sleep Paralysis

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little w@bbit
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12 months ago

bruh where my walet- oh thats right...im broke. welp!*sits down with child*

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12 months ago

So we're not going to acknowledge the fact that doggo ruined the noose that the guy was going to kill himself with when he got home? Just me? Ok....

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Shafia Mallik
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12 months ago

im not crying, my eyes are just sweating.

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12 months ago

This is very true of the Furry Community UwU

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Samantha PandaNotBored
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12 months ago

I can relate to this one. This was me as a child looking after my brother and sister. Cleaning the house after a night of drinking by my mother . If I didn’t do it, I’d be beaten and berated , which was all the time anyway , but I hated the smell of beer and cans all over the floor ashtrays full of cigarettes. I still get anxiety attacks if my house is not cleaned that day . I used to have OCD because of my life as an 8 year old

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little w@bbit
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12 months ago

awww miku tried to cheer him up

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12 months ago

*sob*

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12 months ago

Kidnapped?

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Zaerhin Skolak
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12 months ago

Chiselling your heart of stone is a painful thing to do, but even stone can be broke. I learned that the hard way

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