William Klein examines borders within society with unusual photographic methods and subjects, commenting on our laws and social limitations.

William Klein, Gun New York, 1955 (Kids with guns,someone should of seen this common')

Sally Mann Photography: Sally Mann uses black and white photos, mainly of children, to comment on social borders between what is right and what in immoral in out society.

The Incredible Photography Portfolio of Dorothea Lange

Sally Mann - Candy cigarette - 1989 is that a kid on stilts in the background? And I remember getting a spanking for buying that candy as a kid.

MANUEL OCAMPO- A Responsibility in the Name of Ideas. Ocampo's art questions social borders between what is acceptable and what is not in society by depicting controversial subjects that many people would  rather not discuss.

MANUEL OCAMPO- A Responsibility in the Name of Ideas. Ocampo's art questions social borders between what is acceptable and what is not in society by depicting controversial subjects that many people would rather not discuss.

Fabio Napoleoni. The space in this artwork creates a sense of sorrow and remorse. The borders he creates are  emotional , because his characters border an emotional breakdown or even insanity.

Fabio Napoleoni Fabio Napoleoni Limited Edition Giclee on Paper Possession of Hope With Intent to Distribute (SN)

Reza Derakshani created a series of paintings that makes use of the space to depict the concept of racial and gender borders. Iranian women are hidden behind the backdrop of the painting, showing the prejudices against them in their societies.

Reza Derakshani created a series of paintings that makes use of the space to depict the concept of racial and gender borders. Iranian women are hidden behind the backdrop of the painting, showing the prejudices against them in their societies.

Blu, Italian street artist, uses the concept of social borders to create street art that reflects the values of the respective communities in which he paints them. His art also examines the borders between what is acceptable and what is not, as graffiti is not permitted in most areas.

Street artist Blu recently painted this mural of anthropomorphic fruits & veggies cheerfully jumping into a juicer of doom for the DesordesCreativas festival in Ordes, Spain.

Reza Derakshani created a series of paintings that makes use of the space to depict the concept of racial and gender borders. Iranian women are hidden behind the backdrop of the painting,  showing the prejudices against them in their societies.

Reza Derakshani created a series of paintings that makes use of the space to depict the concept of racial and gender borders. Iranian women are hidden behind the backdrop of the painting, showing the prejudices against them in their societies.

JR & Liu Bolin... Liu Bolin is a Chinese contemporary artist that uses space to paint himself, only invisible and blending in with his surroundings. This uses literal borders, but also conceptual borders, as it deals with society's fast pace and how we tend not to notice our surroundings.

camouflaging in the teddy bear aisle

Cindy Sherman examines conceptual and social borders with her feminist artworks, which question and challenge the role of women in our society.

Untitled Film Still Cindy Sherman, 1977

Liu Bolin Disappears... Liu Bolin is a Chinese contemporary artist that uses space to paint himself, only invisible and blending in with his surroundings. This uses literal borders, but also conceptual borders, as it deals with society's fast pace and how we tend not to notice our surroundings.

Chinese Artist Liu Bolin: The Internet’s Invisible Man Liu has hidden in front of the Great Wall, in Venice, and even at Ground Zero. (Courtesy of Eli Klein Fine Art)

Banksy Graffiti: English artist Banksy uses satirical street art to comment on current issues. His works demonstrate  social borders by depicting contreversies concerning people and politics.

"Elusive graffiti artist Banksy has struck again, this time in the Holy Land in Bethlehem. Six new images, including a dove wearing a flak jacket and a soldier being frisked by a young girl.

Kara Walker uses cut paper to examine racial borders and prejudice. The sharp contrast between black and white is a metaphor for racial differences, and the cut-outs depict racial stereotypes.

Kara Walker uses cut paper to examine racial borders and prejudice. The sharp contrast between black and white is a metaphor for racial differences, and the cut-outs depict racial stereotypes.

Sarah Cain - 3. Cain uses literal borders within her artwork by occupying the space of an entire canvas with separated contrasting colors.

Sarah Cain - Cain uses literal borders within her artwork by occupying the space of an entire canvas with separated contrasting colors.

Iraqi Artist Wamidh Al-Ameri creates mazes  using computer codes from quotes out of the Qur'an. Not only does the sense of a maze create a physical border, it also examines borders of prejudice that people have created against Muslims.

Iraqi Artist Wamidh Al-Ameri creates mazes using computer codes from quotes out of the Qur'an. Not only does the sense of a maze create a physical border, it also examines borders of prejudice that people have created against Muslims.

Kareem Rizk made this canvas work to comment on social borders that deal with freedom and oppression. The fine print at the bottom serves to show that freedom can be real or fictional.

An Existential Life / You are Free (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Tony de los Reyes uses colorfield paintings to comment on the controversial issue of immigration. He abstracted photographs of the Mexican American border into poignant colorfield paintings. The sharply contrasting colors of paint that are slightly blended in the middle show not only the differences between the two countries, but also their ability to come together peacefully. Reyes' works use literal borders within artworks to illustrate the borders between countries and the people within…

Catch this amazing show "Border Theory", Sept. 1 at Grand Central Art Gallery by Tony de los Reyes curated by John Spiak.

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