Observations of modern society, our habits and obsessions, are an important tool to have as we try to make sense of a rapidly changing world.

Sometimes we need to step back, slow down and look at ourselves with fresh eyes. Only then do the absurdities and flaws that we seem to have accepted as the norm become evident, and we can begin to question them.

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski is an absolute master of this, combining powerful social commentary and satire with beautifully illustrated pieces, to make us sit back and reassess our priorities. “From the beginning I found that illustration was the best way to express my observations,” Pawel told Bored Panda. “I always say, that I'm an illustrator of a surrealistic time, so that is reflected in my work.”

Pawel began his career outside of his native Poland in order to focus on more global issues. “I wanted to be understandable for all peoples,” he told us. “I try not to speak directly about current problems. I try to find a wider view. Some times it's too wide! I receive many different kinds of opinion from people, that I'm old communist, liberal, fascist, conservative, anti-technological man, etc.”

In light of recent allegations surrounding Facebook and our data, the unjust wars that continue to rage around us, poverty, inequality and environmental degradation everywhere, these illustrations are highly relevant and deeply thought-provoking. What does Pawel think about the technology that we seem to be so in thrall to? “Facebook and other technological innovations are just the tools. It depends on us, for what kind of purposes we will use them.”

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

like me, please like me...

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Jenn
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2 years ago

just like humans of the world, instead of helping let's see how many likes I can get for this pic. sad times

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Barbara
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2 years ago

Books will become the real treasures of the world

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

they're all experiencing a deep connection

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

so if you stick your head out long enough and become a tree, someone will look after you?

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Jenn
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2 years ago

REBELLION! love it

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Jenn
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2 years ago

aw soo powerful

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Jenn
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2 years ago

ouch, bit harsh

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jenna
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2 years ago

Ah, this one is so true. Maybe he also could have drawn an "underworld" under the ipad. The net sucks too many people in. The matrix concept is not so weird anymore.

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

garbage in, garbage out.

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Jacqueline Sabrina Goldberg
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2 years ago

Fantastic! However I perceive a saturation point. You are all so preoccupied with your online presence that you're suffering from overkill panic attack. Afraid that your teenager only connects with others through ye web? Create an environment were they can do their stuff together. Like the old time playing hal

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

dumb ass

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

how do you get pikachu on a bus? pokemon

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

twit

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

wings are good though.

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

no man is an island, but there is an isle of man...

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Heather
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2 years ago

The boy is more powerful!

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jenna
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2 years ago

LOL

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Daria B
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2 years ago

This one is pretty meaningful. I think it's abuse at work. Including entertainment business. Anyone that's valuable, creative, and kind. Is grounded to leave traces in this world with their wings. But those teaces are really boring patterns. For the sake of maintaining status quo, so the money of the bad boss can stay safe.

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

when you point the finger at someone, you point 3 at yourself.

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

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Shan West
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2 years ago

Knowledge is nourishment

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Tom Simmons
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2 years ago

Russia is often portrayed as a bear

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Skure
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2 years ago

Justice for rich people...

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

In that sense most of my FB posts were sugarless.

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Katie M
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2 years ago

What does this even mean

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Jenn
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2 years ago

so sad

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Sebastian Melmoth
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2 years ago

rolling out the red carpet bombing

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Kate Naughton
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2 years ago

I totally agree with this one. We need to worry about all living things, not just ourselves.

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sh
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2 years ago

We treat nature like it's there only for our amusement; not like it's something alive itself. The Earth is our playground.

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BunnyBlubber
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2 years ago

Idk if this is brutally honest. Sheep need to be sheared or they can have heat strokes and die. So this is just funny

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

enough is un oeuf

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2 years ago

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First of all... we all put pictures of our holiday all over SM those things need to be private (personal ref)

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frank0ys
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2 years ago

...Every book is an adventure.

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dogemaster
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2 years ago

the ocean is music

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Heather
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2 years ago

The government is a weapon.

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Paul Osborne
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2 years ago

The gutter press

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2 years ago

say it with flowers

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Angela Darling
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2 years ago

brilliant!

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mbergen
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2 years ago

Reminds me of the Nine Inch Nails song Hurt (And you could have it all My empire of dirt .... )

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athornedrose
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2 years ago

half baked truth?

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BunnyBlubber
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2 years ago

At one point she was at the top so its more of a cycle than whats depicted here. Those kids at the top will eventually spend their time on the bottom

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Shan West
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2 years ago

The cost of war

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The Frog
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2 years ago

Removing apps?

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Barbara
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2 years ago

Ratio is taking his five minute coffee break

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Heather Bateman
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2 years ago

Ha! Anything out of a politician's mouth will come true when pigs fly

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Emma Knappe
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2 years ago

Oh my gosh, Me

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The Frog
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2 years ago

Is this in relation to people taking videos and funerals?

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Carlos Hernandez
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2 years ago

Sad!

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NaCoria
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2 years ago

submerge yourself in a book. learn something

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Jordy Star
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2 years ago

dont judge a book by its cover. its just the tip of the iceberg there is much more beneath it.

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Cece Venticinc
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2 years ago

Where ever you go, the media follows

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Jordy Star
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2 years ago

oh god no!!!

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The Frog
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2 years ago

Spend all night on fb

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Shan West
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2 years ago

Volatile Peace Deals - or a false sense of peace

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JC Smal
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2 years ago

Pressure to be the best can take its toll...

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Jake Lutick
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2 years ago

Yuri would like this. knives for arms.

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Skure
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2 years ago

Tried to find what barcode is for... Nothing...

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Anna Kostyła
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2 years ago

Adam anf Eve?

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athornedrose
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2 years ago

turtles all the way down?

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ArchangelLoki
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2 years ago

It's good to be different?

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Heather
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2 years ago

You can't do anything if you're always on a device

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Heather Bateman
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2 years ago

She needs to shave so he can find what he's looking for? ;b

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Heather Bateman
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2 years ago

False sense of securiry

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jenna
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2 years ago

Beautiful.

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Sherie Cline
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2 years ago

television is the albatross around our necks

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Heather Bateman
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2 years ago

"Teeth first, then Facebook"

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