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Polish Artist Pawel Creates Art That Forces Introspection

 - Jun 22, 2011
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Pawel is a Polish artist and illustrator with a keen eye for creating artwork that is comedic, fantastical, and representative of the harsh realities of living in contemporary society.

Pawel's artwork is all about a series of contrasts. His strong use of color and attention to detail is contrasted by his penchant for aggressive social commentary. Pawel's work is also both humorous and harsh. His illustration, entitled 'Let's Feed at McDonalds,' features an overweight (and underdressed) young boy, clutching at a massive Coke and fries, with his gut looking every part of a Big Mac. The message here is clear -- Pawel laments the impact and ubiquity of fast-food restaurants. Another powerful Pawel image is one of an elderly man with grotesque purple bags underneath his eyes, missing teeth, and discolored skin, begging for a cigarette. Yet again, Pawel's message is clear.

Both images are jarring and force the viewer to examine the way they use vices in their own lives. Enjoy Pawel's unique take on the world via his artistic cultural commentary.