satirical art

The illustrated satire of Pawel Kuczynski

When I first saw Pawel Kuczynski’s illustrations I feared I had too little words to describe them. In brief, I must say that his works are absolutely incredible. And I’m not talking only about their fine, sharp lines, their vibrant characters and colors, but about the stories beneath them. Pawel is famous for his satirical style and his various themes.

Pawel Kuczynski, ApplePawel Kuczynski, Apple

Pop-art satire of Ion Barladeanu

Life hasn't been kind with Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu. During the communist regime he worked as grave digger and doorman, and after year 1989 he was reduced to a homeless condition. And, despite his incredible talent, his life didn’t change much after the whole world discovered his witty parodic pop-art collages. Born in 1946, in Zapodeni, a small Romanian village, which he left at the age of 18, Barladeanu started making collages as a way to escape his dark reality.

Ion Barladeanu collage artwork, 1983Ion Barladeanu collage artwork, 1983

A sarcastic touch

From politics to philosophy, or simple life-scenes, Daniel Mackie recreates reality with a good touch of sarcasm and also by mixing free-hand drawing (with a 2B pencil) and water coloring with digital illustration using Photoshop.

Daniel Mackie, Film CriticDaniel Mackie, Film Critic