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Bart van Leeuwen President Obama Black Pete

Bart van Leeuwen’s illustrations posses the political satire expected to stir up dialog. Each of his illustrations incite the imagination with their whimsical style.

 I try not to take a personal position. Roughly said: the heavier the subject, the stronger the comedy. 

Because I make caricatures of the people involved, it is important not to exaggerate the message. Of course sometimes it is unavoidable to fall back into absurdity. As long as the image puts a true smile on my face I know it’s okay.

Read the full interview with Bart Van Leeuween in Dekit Magazine’s Issue 6:Sway here

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