Russian artist Rinat Shingareev believes he can unite the world through his pop art creations: “I believe that art is a universal means of communication, which unites people with different cultures, religions, and traditions. Through my work I just refer to the whole world, revealing my thoughts and ideas. And I am sure that I can change the world for the better, by changing the inner world of one person,” the artist told Life and Times.

Shingareev's style is decidedly unique but easily accessible. He often depicts famous people or brands using sharp lines, bright colors, and somewhat dark imagery. Figures such as Madonna, Barack Obama, and the Queen of England are easily recognizable by large numbers of people. “In my paintings I invite you to look at these unapproachable personalities from a different point of view, one which reveals more of their human qualities,” said the artist.

Check out more of his work on his blog and his Facebook.

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