The Angel Boligan Drawings Are Dark and Haunting

 - Apr 22, 2014
References: mymodernshop & mymodernmet
This collection of illustrations by Cuban artist Angel Boligan depict a series of touching stories, many of which are quite melancholic. Amid his images of families on Christmas morning is his depiction of disconnect among children and their parents, the result of increasing technology usage in the home.

Boligan's pieces resemble one another closely, though each picture focuses on a different subject and series of sketched individuals. Dark angular lines give way to his drawings of policemen, criminals and couples, bringing about his distinct style and artistic inclinations. While many would expect such projects to be fun perhaps even funky, his concentration upon dark, sarcastic and downcast scenarios adds an unexpected element to his career.