Sometimes we don’t really understand how absurd our contemporary world is until someone throws it in our faces so directly that we are left speechless.
This is a bit like what Anton Gudim does with his illustrations that analyse our behaviour and habits and translate them into funny, ironic and biting cartoons.
An essential palette, a few elements and a bold black outline are the hallmarks of the illustrations by Antоn Gudim, a software engineer who enjoys drawing and sharing his work on Instagram.
His keen eye and perceptiveness have made him an astounding success, and he now has more than a million followers.
Antоn Gudim proves that there are no topics that cannot be covered, only right and wrong ways of doing so, and his certainly falls into the first category.
Compulsive shopping, technology that is sucking us into unreal worlds, appearances, superficiality, whatever the subject, the Russian artist manages to transform it into an image that makes us smile and reflect at the same time.
His works have gone viral, especially those in the Yes, but series – which have its own Instagram profile – in which each illustration depicts a different contradiction: eating organic food but then smoking, having smartphones with four cameras but then having a broken screen, deciding not to get vaccinated but then having Botox injections.
We have selected just a few of his illustrations, but follow him on Instagram so you don’t miss out on all the others!