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20 Dark Humour Illustrations That Will Make You Want To See More



A budding artist from London, UK, Nathan James, is the artist behind these paintings which evokes deep sensations of discomfort, shock, and interest in the viewers. His works are open to different interpretations and can be seen in varying socio-political contexts.

Lust

Lust

Shows the male gaze in cinema and society in general, looking at women lustily as a source of pleasure.

Creeps

Creeps

A sexual innuendo signaling the male voyeur as a creep

Picnic Panic

Picnic Panic

Criticises the 80s cinema that focussed more on skin show than the actual plot.

Springbreak Forever

Springbreak Forever

A critical view of the plots of popular media where beach scenes or Cruise scenes were just for the sake of gaining more viewership.

Rebel

Rebel

Criticises the stereotypical image of a young man with unkempt hair and unshaved beard, smoking a cigarette, keen on rebelling

Wandering Eye

Wandering Eye

Depicts the instability in the relationships of modern times.

Iron Lady

Iron Lady

A portrait of the iron lady Margaret Thatcher oscillating between the binaries of demonization and idealization at the hands of popular media.

Racism

Racism

A critical view of Hollywood tendency to include all races in order to superficially seem accommodating.

Animalistic lust

Animalistic lust

Portrays the animalistic lust in a man for a pretty woman.

Post apocalyptic phase

Post apocalyptic phase

Speaks of love as a refuge in times of crisis

Lust in relationships

Lust in relationships

Shows the latent lust in relationships often confused with love

Everybody Knows

 Everybody Knows

A hilarious take on the irony of keeping H’wood gossips as secrets.

Desperation of millenials

Desperation of millenials

Mocks the desperation of Millenials to get validated on social media through ‘likes’

Drugs’ll Fix It

Drugs’ll Fix It

How a child/teen is forced to rely on antidepressants /medications from a young age.

Virtual friends

Virtual friends

Spent his childhood alone with video games

Masculinity

Masculinity

This portrays how violence is wrongly associated with masculinity.

Wandering Eye

Wandering Eye

Depicts the instability in the relationships of modern times.

Hey Girl- chronicles the fright of young girls being eve teased or stalked elsewhere.

Farmer’s Daughter

Farmer’s Daughter

Depicts how beauty is universal yet subjective.

PTSD

 PTSD

PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) usually diagnosed in army men and soldiers after violent periods of wars and bloodshed.



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