In this self-initiated project by designer Omar Aqil, Pablo Picasso paintings are turned into 3D art masterpieces.
Using cinema 4D-ray, photoshop, and illustrator, the Pakistan-based creative re-imagined six of Picasso’s figurative works as contemporary 3D graphics. Titled ‘mimic’, the series of visual experiments offers an alternative interpretation of some of the world’s most famous artworks. they would look great also as a sculpture.
ARTICLE ORIGINALLY POSTED ON JUNE 13, 2017
Aqil found it challenging to re-create Picasso’s work in a new style. ‘I have been studying his artworks since I started my career — his abstract visual language always inspired me and I found new forms interacting with each other.’ For this project, Aqil chose six Picasso Paintings and turned each of the flat figures into 3-dimensionally stylised forms.
‘In this visual mimicry I have shown how skill responds when it comes across the complexity of someone’s thought, and how the meanings of shapes and forms have been changed to create new physical qualities,’ ‘its purpose is to give a new implication of Picasso’s artworks through a series of hyper-realistic visuals. I am trying to explore his geometric forms.’- Omar Aqil
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While Picasso himself created hundreds of sculptures, Aqil’s interpretations add a bit of whimsy and his own personal touch to the 20th-century artist’s oil paintings, bringing voluminous textures and unexpected depth to famous pieces like “Seated Woman” and “Monument to the Spaniard“. This project is a visual example of how different people might interpret an artwork.