Helder Batista is a French artist whose playful, imaginative and thought provoking work has been inspired by the Nouveau Realism movement and American Pop Art. He uses every day, common objects as raw material to criticize contemporary life, consumer society and globalization. 

For example, the artist’s highly acclaimed USA Gun series, a very effective criticism of the uncontrolled use of firearms in the USA, eventually developed to include other countries’ flags similarly tied up with rope to what appear to be different guns. These beautiful and seductive objects also deliver a provoking critique of the close relationships between power, violence and nationalism worldwide.