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ARTYGRAM / @giudim_public

The russian artist represents modern society through his funny comic strips with a touch of surrealism

By Alessandra Nava

In the wild Instagram world nothing is what it seems, and filters, lights, camera angles, together with hundreds of Photoshop-like functions, do manipulate reality. Instagram vs Reality phenomenon is highly explored by the satirical yet kinda disengaged @giudim_public, a Moscow-based illustrator, whose surrealist images in comic bubbles contributed to create one of the best Insta feeds you can find. His drawings, halfway between vignettes and memes, go from the detail to the wider view, and with an upside-down perspective the artist underlines today’s major problems, contradictions and habits. A perfect Insta shot in your fancy Porsche? No, it’s just a rental car, and there’s actually a long queue of people waiting for their time to shoot too.

 
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Human evolution? Lost in Snapchat’s filters.
 
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The illustrator goes from socially committed strips to way less serious ones. The sleepy man wrapped around his blankets like a caterpillar rises and shines as a beautiful butterfly who flies on his way to work the morning after, but also the moon shaped like a coin which appears from a piggybank that resembles the Earth... dreamy and fairy suggestions, but also exhilarating ones (check out his strip on the origin of ripped jeans) create a great profile. His love for Surrealism is already professed in his profile picture, a combo of a Magritte painting and the photo of a cute bunny. The artist also created several GIFs for Instagram, that one can easily find by texting his name in the search section. Welcome to Giudim’s wonderland!