Adam Batchelor's illustrations are of cute kids. Partly. His thought-provoking artworks deal with the unsettling reality of Western consumer culture's reach and influence.
Britain-born Batchelor's images of children from developing countries decked out in Nikes, holding American flags, and wearing Mickey Mouse ears (even Lady Gaga's Kermit dress) are beautifully drawn and very sensitively created. These kids seem very real.
Says the artist himself: "My work is about the human relationship with its culture. Currently I like to explore a juxtaposition between pop consumer imagery and people from the real world, mostly from developing countries."
Makes you think, hey?
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