Turkish artist Murat Pulat creates incredibly textured paintings of iconic scenes from old Hollywood movies, New Wave French films and 1960s television shows. His thick layers of oil paint and small brush strokes create a rich stippling that gives his paintings a unique, dotted pattern and makes the figures and faces look slightly pixelated.
As a reference to the original black and white nature of the films, Pulat’s color palette is largely dominated by tones of grey. However, he asserts his creative rights as an artist and incorporates swatches of brilliant color into the well-known film stills. His distinctive interpretations of these classic scenes demonstrate how something familiar can once again be made new.
Pulat’s 10 piece exhibit Image-Animal will be at the Leila Heller Gallery in Chelsea, New York at 568 West 25th Street until February 15, 2014.