Gunduz Aghayev is a brilliant cartoonist from Azerbaijan who is not afraid to raise awareness about some of the biggest issues in the world. His artwork depicts modern problems like social media addiction or mindless consumption of trashy television. His interests are very broad and he can spot the underlying problems in many different areas of society. Things like religious indoctrination from a very early age. He also puts a strong emphasis on political art and conflicts around the world.
In 1998-2002 he studied in Azerbaijan State Painters’ Academy. His first exhibition was held in 2004. The second exhibition of his works was held in Baku Muesum Center. His exhibitions were held outside of the country, as well. He took part in exhibitions held in Russia (2008), Turkey (2011) as well as “Friendship” exhibition held by the French embassy in 2002 and international artistry exhibition held in Turkmenistan in 2013. Also, he participated in the “Art for democracy” project. As a protest against injustice in his country he turned to cartoon genre and faced strong pressure; he was sacked of all projects. After constant pressure, in 2014 he left Azerbaijan.
3. Make America Great
4. Figget Spinner Slave
5. War Child
7. Imposing Religion
8. War is Show Business
9. The escape
Escape from Madagascar characters.
Love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints
11. Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve trying to escape all the religious dogma.
12. Social media
Facebook is the Pied Piper entrancing the masses.
13. Evil mind
The key here is that an evil man is broken with a broken mind, hence all the cracks in his body. The evil doer has been promising several virgins if he commits the act of terror, on the western world
14. What kind of a person
At least they didn’t force him to dig his own.
15. Mainstream dislike
It’s about mainstream’s dislike of artistic expression using tattoos and the resulting instinct to want to destroy those people
16. Sofia citizenship
Sofia is an actual robot AI that’s gained citizenship in Saudi Arabia. There is red around the Saudi’s neck, meaning it has damaged part of him to eliminate Sophia. But there was no trace from her “body”, so she wasn’t the one that suffered.