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Drawing on World Issues: These Make You Think

Tuesday 03.01.2011 , Posted by

Using satire and colored pencil to deal with tough and poignant issues, Polish artist/cartoonist Pawel Kuczynski works with global issues like pollution, child labor and wage disparity while turning a clever and humorous eye on the situation. By taking familiar issues out of context, his works ask the observer to re-examine world issues from previously un-considered perspectives, challenging viewers to assess their part in the whole. For more of Kuczynski’s artwork or to buy prints, head to



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  1. these are so cool… its hard to pick a favorite!

  2. its really good and hilarious

  3. Now, finally, someone who can graphically tell each one of us about the true world through art! Bravo. I enjoyed the art I seen on line.

  4. This isn’t the “world”….this is human-related stuff. What about the rest of the community of life?

  5. Whats the date of publication of creation of these images?


  7. My favorite painting is the politician with his mic cables draining into the sewer. How appropriate!

  8. These are all amazing and cool, great job to all the artists!!

  9. Fantastic….. Poignant, brutal, shocking and…!!! Glad you’re out there man!

    artist to artist

    your new fan


  10. Its really sad the problems we have in the world….its only a matter of time before the weight of the meaning in these pictures come crashing down on us.

  11. Great humorous Impact!

  12. haha these are great!!
    I love the one where shes dusting the money (or de-armying)
    This is what I would love to do as an artist

  13. As a photographer, I really love the photography one. So amazing.

  14. Awesome how you can say so much with no words….

  15. I cant wait to show these to my 8th grade social studies students. Thank you!

  16. Thank you for sharing, I want to share this page with everyone I meet. Brilliant…

  17. Absolutely powerful work. Really makes you think.

  18. I was inspired! I was shocked! I was dumbfounded! I was informed!

    But most of all I am glad to be alive!!!!!

  19. What imagination! How inspiering!

  20. Beautiful indeed… a picture speaks a thousand worlds!

  21. Ugh, pretentious and preachy. Political art is like thinking you are doing some great good by reusing a plastic bag before throwing it out. Self righteous triviality.

  22. Phantastic and Brilliant Satire & Humor! I Love it!

  23. Ingenious. Like Jmaria, I can’t wait to share these with my students when it’s time to study satire.

  24. Get a rocket up ya ass. LOL

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