Arts

Human evolution. Maentis satirizes it: 99 Steps of Progress

Human evolution. Maentis satirizes it: 99 Steps of Progress
Yareah Magazine

Human evolution: 99 Steps of Progress by Maentis

English: Conflict Resolution in Human Evolution

English: Conflict Resolution in Human Evolution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is our evolution so fantastic? Well, there have been very many different opinions. Maentis, an anonymous group specialized in design and street art, has been giving its opinion in 99 steps. Very interesting work!

A succession of drawings serves to satirize the evolution between first hominids and current human being. Then, this group or French artists, Maentis, represents sarcastically our ‘evolution’, focusing on social networks, the economic crisis, the production of toxic waste, our self-destructive behavior or the manipulation of advertising on our reasoning.

Maentis says many of the illustrations are a reflection of the times we live. “But we are not here to dictate anything. Meanings are not always obvious, so that others may interpret them through their own prism.”

Maentis, a group of anonymous artists, started with this project on September, 15. Ten different versions to possible incidentals. Their 99 steps have been circulating the web with great success and they have made limited editions of each paper (99 copies per design) on posters and T-shirts.

The number 14 – Instant Network (instant) – was their first success on Internet: the modern man checks his Twitter account in the smartphone and read the message “@ Neandertal is following you.”

Now, recently completed the challenge, Maentis, the anonymous French artist group recognizes that was hard. “It was the best way to test our creativity and discipline. Sometimes we thought that was crazy and we would not get away. We even imagine possible excuses if we had to leave.” No doubt, it has been a really exhausting work “quick sketches, fights and negotiations, final versions in Photoshop, more fighting and more negotiations” until the piece ended on page.

About Maentis: “quick sketches, fights and negotiations, final versions in Photoshop, more fighting and more negotiations” until the piece ended on page.

About Maentis: http://www.maentis.com/

Arts
Yareah Magazine

. Literature and Arts. In 2009, Yareah magazine started its way to discover what is Art and what is the deep meaning of Literature. A marvelous way, full of great collaborators, people who love to magnify men and women by reminding them that they are not only a body of basic functions but a brain with thoughts, feelings and hopes. In 2012, we continue with our objectives, every day with a new smile.

More in Arts

Photography. Kristin Karch, Ellen Davis and James Rohan winners at 2015 International Krappy Kamera Competition

Photography. Kristin Karch, Ellen Davis and James Rohan winners at 2015 International Krappy Kamera Competition

Yareah MagazineJanuary 27, 2015
Toronto Exhibitions. David Burdeny At Bau-Xi Photo

Toronto Exhibitions. David Burdeny At Bau-Xi Photo

Yareah MagazineJanuary 26, 2015
York Art Gallery (Red Jester Photo) www.redjesterphotography.com, www.redjester.co.uk

Work of Art: Well-Loved York Bistro Lands World-Class Café Contract at York Art Gallery

Yareah MagazineJanuary 26, 2015
Art in New York. Bird with Flowering Branch Large Plate by Ruri Takeuchi

Art in New York. Bird with Flowering Branch Large Plate by Ruri Takeuchi

Yareah MagazineJanuary 25, 2015
The Art Spirit Gallery Presents at Barrister Winery

The Art Spirit Gallery Presents at Barrister Winery

Yareah MagazineJanuary 25, 2015
Vadehra Art Gallery at the upcoming 7th edition of India Art Fair

Vadehra Art Gallery at the upcoming 7th edition of India Art Fair

Yareah MagazineJanuary 24, 2015
1

Vancouver Exhibitions. Artist Gerda Marschall At Kurbatoff Gallery

Yareah MagazineJanuary 23, 2015
America Martin. "Hammock and Garden." Oil and Acrylic on Canvas. 57" x 102."

Laguna Beach Exhibitions. New Works by Colombian-American Artist America Martin

Yareah MagazineJanuary 22, 2015
2

Art. My East is Your West. Artists from India and Pakistan at Venice Biennale 2015

Yareah MagazineJanuary 21, 2015

How to pronounce Yareah

YM on Twitter

Press Kit

You can read our Press Kit Here in December 2014

Yareah® Magazine is a Registered Trademark in the United States

More in Arts, Exhibitions, Painting
slaves111
End of Slavery. Different Portraits to show the reality of slavery

End of Slavery. A new book with different portraits of slaves commemorates the 150th anniversary of emancipation in the United...

300px-Charles_Dickens_characters
Charles Dickens bicentenary. Celebrations throughout the world

Charles Dickens bicentenary. Celebrations throughout the world. Dickens on Film is one of the shows that MoMA, NY is currently...

Close