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This Artist Made Stunning Illustrations About Modern Society

"I am trying give some social messages through illustrations. Generally, my illustrations call for peace, tolerance, and secularism."

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Aghayev has never shied away from addressing injustice in his art, including injustice in his own country. Due to his involvement with Art for Democracy a campaign that advocated for human rights in his native Azerbaijan, Aghayev had to leave his home country in 2014.

However, that hasn't stopped him from making work he feels reflects modern society. In his most recent project, called Modern Zombies, Aghayev portrays how people behave based on mass influences and power.

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After he posted his work on social media earlier this month, the project has since gone viral. Aghayev says the reaction has varied, with people from Cuba to Japan commenting on his work.

He added that people have written from various countries about their own issues, and he is now trying to incorporate that into his current work.

Aghayev went on to tell BuzzFeed what he hopes to get across through the project. "I am trying give some social messages through illustrations. Generally, my illustrations call for peace, tolerance, and secularism. In modern times, any war or terror should be a disgrace to humanity."

For more of Aghayev's work, check out his website and Facebook page.

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