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20 Colorful Illustrations With Hidden Meanings By Italian Artist Elia Colombo (New Pics)

Published 2 weeks ago

Elia Colombo, aka gebelia, is an Italian artist who creates accurate and thought-provoking illustrations about today’s society. The artist tackles various topics that are especially relevant in the Digital Age, such as obsession with social media and the struggle to stay unique, and his illustrations might change the way you see certain things.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, the artist said that things aren’t always what they seem, and that we wallow in an ocean of illusions. Through his illustrations, Elia wants to share a different point of view on this ocean.

More info: Instagram | behance.net | gebe.it | twitter.com | patreon.com

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#1 Behind The Scenes

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#2 Imagination Training

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The artist says that even though he likes to face various topics, all of them have something in common. “Let’s say the subject I prefer to depict is the sleepy consciousness in all of its glorious manifestations: prejudice, blind belief, fear, common sense, institutional wisdom, education, mass information, and so on,” elaborated Elia. “Practically everything that protects us from the pitfalls of self-awareness and critical thinking.”

#3 Equality

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#4 The Machine

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Elia says he’s inspired by everything and nothing at the same time. “Inspiration has nothing to do with things, it all depends on your own perception, so literally, any perceived thing can be inspiring, no matter what, when, where, and how,” explained the artist. “Widening your mind definitely helps getting inspired. Some say it’s all about curiosity, to me it’s a matter of meditation.”

See more of Elia’s illustrations in the gallery below, and if you want more, see our previous post here!

#5 Technological Sublimation

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#6 New Social Media

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#7 Choose Your Life

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#8 Sellers

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#9 Integration

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#10 Standardized Dreams

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#11 Superficial Lives

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#12 Zombie

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#13

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#14 The Match

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#15 New Social Media

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#16 Christmas Mood

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#17 Emotional Barriers

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#18 The Marriage

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#19 Through The Screen

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#20 Egosaurus

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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