Adam Batchelor, an illustrator from Norwich, makes artworks about our modernizing world. As he describes his influences,
“My work explores the breakdown and conflict between humanity, the man-made and the natural world, and looks into the ever rapid transition of developing cultures, I take influence from social injustices and global imbalances that invite you to question the world around you. I introduce themes of capitalism and consumerism into the work and highlight the threat these have on global issues such as the rights for Indigenous people, animals, corruption, health and conflict.”
And on his past work, “It was more involved in portraying a dichotomy between western world values and developing & tribal cultures by adorning the subject with western products. More recently i have been either looking into much deeper and intricate issues within the subject or refining my original concept with more abstract meaning and objects, for instance earlier this year i made a series titled perpetuations, that aimed to explore the relationship the camera has with groups of people living within developing or remote countries. By using the camera to highlight certain global issues such as Human Safaris, tourism, media ethics, industries and economies, I was also able to look at how new technologies begin to shape, change and replace pre-existing traditions and cultures in non-western worlds.”
For more of Batchelor’s art, click here.