Whats Wrong With Todays Society Captured In 25+ Brutally Honest Illustrations By Angel Boligan

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Art is a powerful form of expression, not just of beauty and aesthetic quality, but of ideas and protest as well. Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a master of this, delivering incredibly insightful critiques on the ills of the modern world within the confines of a single, beautifully drawn cartoon.

Boligán , who now lives in Mexico City, has received countless international awards and worldwide recognition for the way he highlights the rampant consumerism, loneliness, addiction and over-reliance on technology in Western society. We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of our favorite examples of Boligán’s work, cartoons that will make you stop, think and perhaps realize the absurdity of our selfish and wasteful capitalist culture, which is slowly killing our relationships, our mental health and the planet we all call home.

Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 Last Bite

#2 New Faces Of Politics

#3 The Rest Of The World

#4 Life’s Labyrinth

#5 Playing Outside

#6 Friendship Request

#7 Water Business

#8 Memories

#9 Job Interview

#10 Genders

#12 Neighbours And Borders

#13 The Sweetest Kiss

#14 Fake News

#15 Green Tears

#16 Justice Taken Into Their Own Hands

#17 Family Portrait With A Macho

#18 Trap Touch

#19 Divorce

#20 Corrupt Public Worker

#22 Displaced

#23 Help

#24 Parenting

#25 Capitalist Pet

#26 Interests Pushing

#27 Socialism / Capitalism

#28 Populism

#29 Walls And Liberties

#30 Alleged Offenders

#32 Love And Generations

#33 Bilateral Relationship

#34 Anti-Corruption Spray

#35 Prisoner Of Myself

#36 Vampire

#37 Reading Lesson

#38 Republican Inspection

#39 Soul

#40 Migrant’s Destination

#42 Grandfather

#43 Access To Politics

#44 Modern Times

#45 Vegetarian

#46 Excellency Prize At 18th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition

#47 Power And Censorhip

#48 Internet

#49 Easy Meal

#50 Health

#52 Neoliberal Government

#53 Freedom Of Speech

#54 Anchor

#55 Food For Kids

#56 Displaced By The Gods

#57 The Land Belongs To Those Who Labour It

#58 Facenstein

#59 Consumed Consumer

#60 Souvenir

#62 Duel In The Hospital

#63 Masculine Conflict

#64 The Old Tale

#65 The Best Mirror

#66 Future

#67 Blacksmith