Have you ever wondered what our world will look like after we’re no longer here? Filip Hodas, a Czech artist, imagines a post-apocalyptic future in which all that remains are remnants from our not-so-distant past. Famous cartoon characters and popular consumerist objects appear as forgotten bones and rotting ruins that have been taken over by nature in his Pop Culture Dystopia series of 3D representations.
Hodas’ paintings allude to today’s pop stars functioning as a mystery history in the future, similar to how historians and archeologists uncovered Egyptian pyramids and ancient temples. SpongeBob SquarePants and Mickey Mouse, for example, seem as massive statues that have been lost to marshlands and overgrown moss. Even Tetris and LEGO parts are reimagined by Hodas as massive concrete blocks in the middle of a jungle. Some of the structures have lights and electric lines, implying that life exists within them—perhaps the last remaining humans or an extraterrestrial race that has taken over the planet.
Below is a link to Hodas’ Pop Culture Dystopia series. Do you recognize these “ancient” artifacts?
Filip Hodas’ Pop Culture Dystopia series depicts a post-apocalyptic future in which pop culture idols have been reduced to ancient relics.
His stunning 3D models provide a look into the future.
Even legendary cartoon characters’ skulls are on exhibit at a museum.