Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist whose illustrations combine characteristics of satirical social commentary cartoons and editorial illustration.
Using a rendered style, Kuczynski uses metaphor and logical twists to point out injustice, absurdity, greed, and other social ills, as well as simply exploring some whimsical flights of fancy. His overall range of targets, and something in his approach, put me in mind of work from the 1960s by American satirical cartoonist Ron Cobb.
Many of Kuczynski’s images are deliberately intended to be provocative or unpleasant, some are wistful and more positive, like his commentary on the wonders to be found in books.
The images on his own website are inexplicably small, making it difficult at times to see the details in which the point of the image is often to be found. There is a selection of images available as prints through Pictorem, where larger images are available.
You can also find larger images of Kuczynski’s work on ToonPool some other sites I’ve listed below.
[Via The Mind Unleashed, by way of StumbleUpon]