I Illustrate The Problems Of Modern Society, And Here Are My Newest 30 Works
What are the things that bother you most about the world today? Is it the wars and economic problems made by powerful people that make others suffer so much? Is it the constant bickering and lack of empathy on social media? Or just the everyday injustices that don't get talked enough about? My name is Daniel Garcia, and I'm a professional illustrator that asks himself these questions all the time
I'm always producing new stuff, and after the success of my previous posts on Bored Panda, I've decided to show you yet another selection of my best works. As always, I'd love to know about your own questions, maybe I can do a drawing about it! What do you think is wrong with the world nowadays? Let me know in the comments! And also, click here, here, and here to see my previous articles!
I'm passionate about political, cultural, and human issues. With a long experience collaborating with more than 100 publications and companies in more than 22 countries, I believe in the transformative power of image in society.
Society has always been made of inequalities. Despite progress, is it still divided between those with power and those without, those who have and those who have not? Those in power always try to portray the world as a fair place where everyone is equal. Many artists, including me, try to balance this by showing the issues and the hypocrisy that lies within the cracks of the system.
I have no method for choosing the specific issues or themes to portray, sometimes I draw inspiration from current news and events, and sometimes clients from publications commission me to illustrate a text and I’m free to come up with a conceptual idea.
I try to make my illustrations speak for me while, at the same time, being open to everyone's interpretation—if they can change someone's perception or make them aware of a previously unknown issue, all the better! I don't have any advice for humanity. I believe people are capable of doing good; unfortunately, this gets buried in our daily lives and the world as a whole.
Everyone has a different way to see the world. Some people like what I do, and some really don’t, but if I can draw attention to the issues and most importantly, start a discussion, I’m already a happy person.
You can’t fix all the problems in the world, but creating a fairer, better society and better living conditions for everyone is possible. All the rights we have today had to be fought for in the past. Remember that and do your part!
I do see my illustrations as a form of activism but I also try to make responsible choices in real life as a consumer and a citizen to be part of the solution. I don’t see the need for balance between the artistic expression with the advocacy aspect because for me they are not conflicting ideas, just different pieces of a whole.
Many people say art shouldn’t be political, just pleasant. That’s not true. Art, like life, can be anything you make out of it.