Spanish Artist: Right-On Visual Rant

One of the wreaths we made last night, this one with little figures from Rebecca's grandmother's collectipm/

One of the wreaths we made last night, this one with precious little figures from Rebecca’s grandmother’s collection.

Also see Dmitri Orlov’s Right-On Rant . . .

While driving with neighbor Rebecca yesterday, on our way to find evergreen boughs for our handmade wreaths, she had a vision of a puppet doll with an alcoholic drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other. First one hand goes to the mouth, then the other; meanwhile, the mouth is repeating, over and over, robotic: “I can’t help it. I can’t help it.”

“Hmmm,” she wondered, “Who could I get to make one of these?”

Disturbing (But Amazing) Pictures Expose The Absurdities Of Modern Culture *Warning: Graphic Images*

December 15, 2014


One of my first thoughts after coming across these illustrations was “how have I never seen this artist’s work before?”, because they are freaking amazing.

Few too many artists today have the courage to tackle important social commentaries with their art. But Spanish artist Luis Quiles has undoubtedly broken this mold with his series of illustrations that depict a relevant and unfortunate reality for our world today.

Through his art, Quiles challenges a wide range of controversial issues ranging from over-the-counter drug addiction, censorship and corruption to sexism, violence, child abuse, and most pertinent of all, our cultural social-media-crazed obsession.

There is something raw and hauntingly telling about the commentaries being expressed through each illustration, perhaps in part due to the apparent truth that exists in the messages. Many of them are difficult to look at, but all of them stand as an accurate representation of the conundrums which plague our world today.

Take your time with this one to enjoy these fantastic pieces of art! And lastly, viewer discretion is advised.

The force-feeding of cheap food to the docile and lethargic public.



About Ann Kreilkamp

PhD Philosophy, 1972. Rogue philosopher ever since.
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