Masterpieces get a Furry Transformation
Turkish art director and illustrator, Murat Yıldırım recreates some of the world’s most famous art pieces with a furry look without taking away the essence of the originals while imparting it with a novel essence.
Turkish artist Murat Yıldırım reimagines the most celebrated artworks of the world, from Monalisa by da Vinci to the Scream by Edvard Munch to a new furry style, giving them a novel air without taking their essence and making it recognizable by its most salient features. Even though these are digital compositions, the creative imagination is commendable.
“It has long been common to reproduce the world’s most famous paintings by imitation. In this sense, I wanted to put forward a strong idea that had not been done before. In this abstract idea, I used fur as a creative tool to elevate the world-famous paintings and I developed such a technique,” says Murat about his take on the classics.
While the work is indeed spectacular, some of them are particularly vivid due to the versatility of the original paintings. Murat has his favorite pieces too as he explains, “The most interesting painting I’ve worked on is Starry Night. Because there are so many brush strokes here. Since my aim is to comb the fur in the direction of the brush strokes, I can say that I had a difficulty to achieve the final product. But this was the work I enjoyed the most while creating it.”
Art has certainly scaled many limitations and recreations of originals too have taken on various connotations, each of them, laudable for their creativity. This is a fact that Murat cannot help but subscribe to. He says, “Yes, I can say that the variability of the abstract meaning of art is at its peak. This was my first reproduction work in my artistic life. I must say that I inspire people in this regard. I think art exists for art. Art does not develop when it is not inspired, and creativity cannot continue. Therefore, in recent years, abstract works have been growing more and more every day, inspired by modern art in terms of quality.”
While creativity has been at its peak during the lockdown period creating with it, opportunities, and time to produce more work. It has worked positively for this artist as well who displays and promotes his work through Behance and Instagram, one being a long-term online art portfolio, while Instagram is a short-term attention creator.
Talking about the opportunity that the Pandemic has created for artists, he says, “I became focussed on what I did, and at the end of the day I made people see my work when they had the free time.”