The visual universe of French illustrator Jeremy Profit is located somewhere in a generic suburban environment, where sprawled houses, streets and trees are the only reference points. In every scene the quiet environment has just been hit by a, non always specified, catastrophe (a natural disaster? riots? war? ). The houses reveal their fragile nature, their interiors are left exposed and the construction materials torn apart.

The detailed marker drawings depict a situation which is somehow tragic and resigned at the same time, with a sense of passive acceptance of the catastrophic event by the small passersby inhabiting the scenes. 1

The way I build my drawings is to put some daily life pictures with violent pictures coming from photo journalism about war, disaster that capitalism bring everywhere in the world, my drawings speak about that and about the mental depression on our society, working class has been destroyed, people are trying to survive individually on a such violent society without real hope of a collective change. 

Interview with Jeremy Profit on Futuristika

Surburbia is the child of the illusory American Dream, religion of the accumulation and billboard of hypocrite property of lives. Build by the cheapest and most fragile wooden structure, those houses hold within themselves the instability of patriarchal family. They are the set of the uncanny everydayness of the conformist American Way of Life, contaminating the our generic culture. 

Set on a generic grid, appropriated to any kind of land colonization and exploration, following the only rule of land rent, establishing the social condition on each rectangle (plot). With this minimum component, the social oppositions are even more evident. From the bungalow to the cardboard Palazzo the repetitiveness and contrast of the capitalist dream shows the absurdity of our selfish economy.