Domien Delforge is an artist who uses his art to raise awareness on some very important matters that we go through as a society. Damien has started making pop-arty paintings about 4 years ago.
He decided to share his work on his Instagram account Studio_stoutpoep, where he got a lot of attention, so he continued making art that his followers liked. His paintings slowly transformed into cartoons.
To create something like that, the artist gets inspired by everything happening in the world. Things that make him laugh, mad, happy, basically everything that moves me can be an inspiration for him to make a drawing. Earthwonders reached out to him to ask him more about his work.
“I guess as a cartoonist it’s easy to make drawings about things that are currently happening. A lot of people can relate and share their emotions, thoughts. It is important to address current topics, as the naive boy in me always hopes that cartoons might be a step towards solving some problems,” explained the artist.
Domien told us about his working process as well. Choosing a topic like this to illustrate it is rather easy considering the tons of things that are happening in the world right now. As the artist said, ” Unfortunately, a lot of things are happening in the world right now that are easy to make cartoons about. Good for the industry, not so much for the world we live in. The drawing itself is my biggest challenge. I never went to art school or have any background on how to draw. I’m mostly self-thought but my lack in drawing-skills limits me in drawing everything I would like to draw.”
I guess we can all agree that he does a really good job on displaying his thought to the public. “One thing I would lie to share is the importance of humor and being able to laugh with everything, including yourself. I see a lot of bitterness these days. People who love the page and like everything. If you make one cartoon they don’t like, they unfollow and start commenting. Just because one topic is not funny to you, doesn’t mean you can’t make jokes about this. Censoring cartoonists (and basically everyone else) is a threat to society and is becoming normalised in the last year. You don’t like an opinion? Just have a lot of people report it and it will disappear. That is a dangerous thought tendency that we should all look into,” added Domien for Earthwonders.