15 abstract illustrations encouraging reflection on social themes

15 abstract illustrations encouraging reflection on social themes

Art is fun and also very instructive. We regularly offer you to discover nice illustrations, expressing the point of view of the artist who designed them. Often, these are original creations that can be likened to a form of social commitment. Today, we decided to share with you a completely different type of art, focusing much more on reflection. Discover 15 abstract illustrations, drawn by Lithuanian artists, which will encourage you to think about these social themes.

#1 “The Other Side of Motherhood” (Jekaterina Budrytė)

For the artist, motherhood is still seen by too many people as the goal to be achieved for a woman. However, not all female beings dream of raising or having a child. Society places enormous pressure on women, who are sometimes seen as accomplished by some, only after giving birth.

#2 “Telework from home” (Adriana Valantiejūtė)

An empirical study conducted during the pandemic determined that the intensity of an employee during his teleworking day varied according to the regard that his superiors brought to this form of work. In other words, the more flexible a company is at this level, the more eager employees seem to work from home.

#3 “Greenwashing” (Adriana Valantiejūtė)

Having become a major concern of the 21st century, ecology has gradually turned into a marketing argument for certain companies. The latter no longer hesitate to practice “green washing”, that is to say that they use this cause, to their advantage, in their communication strategy, while continuing to carry out polluting actions in the shadows.

#4 “Human trafficking” (Andrius Banelis)

For the artist, all people entering this system, willingly or by force, are recruited into it by someone else. He then judges that in this loop, malicious people take advantage of vulnerable individuals, to maintain this system of human trafficking.

#5 “Suicide Prevention” (ūla Sveikauskaitė)

In Lithuania, the suicide rate has dropped by 20% over the past five years. The country’s health authorities predict an even greater decrease in the coming years, up to a 60.5% reduction in the number of suicides.

#6 “Urban Green Space” (ŪLA sVEIKAUSKAITĖ)

With her work, this artist wants redefining the notion of green space in an urban setting. For her, this concept only takes into consideration the trees, parks and forests developed in a city, whereas it should extend to other places such as playgrounds and cemeteries. Similarly, it considers that to judge the rate of vegetation in a city, the quality of these green spaces must be taken into account in addition to their area and quantity in a city.

#7 “How much does time cost?” (Ūla Sveikauskaitė)

Everyone seems to be running out of time these days. Economists then asked themselves the question of knowing how much does it cost these days? Their research finally showed that one hour of work would cost €6.25. At the same time, their work highlighted that Lithuanians spend only seven minutes of their time with their loved ones, the equivalent of just under one euro.

#8 “Creative Artificial Intelligence” (Reda Tomingas)

With the current level of algorithms, artificial intelligence is able to imitate the behavior of humans. From a creative point of view, this translates into the ability to make music, design images or produce writing…

#9 “Human Organs of an Ordeal” (Ūla Sveikauskaitė)

The artist behind this illustration believes that scientific advances are such that they will lead to developing the cultivation of real living beings. He’s not talking about artificial humans here, but rather about living organisms that will perform human physiological functions.

#10 “False Intentions” (Jekaterina Budrytė)

The artist denounces here the little research launched on lying. For her, if psychology were more interested in the behaviors of people when they lie about their intentions, there could be significant progress in crime prevention.

#11 “Vulnerability in Philosophy” (Eglė Plytnikaitė)

Philosophical research has shown that moral judgments greatly affected our self-perception. Indeed, identity is a complex concept that depends on many factors according to several studies.

#12 “The chemical evolution of the cosmos” (Reda Tomingas)

This image criticizes the fact that we too often, wrongly, consider the Universe as something difficult to understand. According to the artist, in reality it is quite simple in its construction. The Universe is governed by elementary particles, atoms and chemical elements, like everything within it.

#13 “Dreams” (Andrius Banelis)

Dreams occupied a large part of scientific research in the past. However, even today, researchers are still trying to learn more about the hidden messages of our dreams, as well as all their secrets, without necessarily obtaining convincing results.

#14 “Price Change” (Adriana Valantiejūtė)

With his drawing, the artist tries to illustrate how price changes influence consumer attitudes. When the price of a good or a service drops, the consumer will inevitably be pushed to make what is called “compulsive buying”. In other cases, a buyer may also sometimes consider that the low cost of a product is proof that it is not of good quality.

#15 “Climate Change” (Ūla Sveikauskaitė)

Scientists around the world have agreed that if the global average temperature rises 2°C above pre-industrial times, the consequences for our planet would be catastrophic. This process will result in a drastic increase in the number of natural disasters, with a significant increase in their intensity, as well as dangerous consequences on our health and a whole host of other irremediable effects…

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