Italian illustrator Marco Melgrati is currently living in Mexico City where he creates strikingly poignant art that urges us to question modern society while reflecting on our collective past. Throughout his career, Melgrati has done editorial work for international newspapers and magazines. However, his creativity has reached the online masses and resulted in quite the following – scroll down and you will see why.
Melgrati has a unique way of capturing real “headline” events and, in a time where many people avoid engaging with news like the plague, his artwork somehow makes you want to care again. In a February 2016 interview with Digital Arts, Melgrati said: (1)
“What I love about illustration is that it’s so connected to real life – working for newspapers and magazines forces you to think about what’s happening in the world… That’s why a lot of my work talks about war and social media: war because unfortunately it is always present in man’s history (and these days are no exception); and social media and the internet because they are one of the greatest cultural changes in the history of human culture.”
Whether you’re a fan of art of not, you have to agree with Melgrati. What’s more, his illustrations are relevant to everyone’s life in one way or another. So, let’s take a look at some of his powerful illustrations that shine a bright light on some dark truths…
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