An Artist Mixes Up Paintings With Pop Culture, and It Makes Us Want to Look Twice

“I like to make a difference in perception,” says Ertan Atay, a Turkish artist and astounding graphic designer with a following of 419K people on his Instagram page, failunfailunmefailun. Atay’s aim with his work is to attract attention and make people want to look twice at what they’re seeing.

Because art and pop culture go hand-in-hand, Bright Side wants to shine a light on some of Atay’s work, and we hope it will impress you as much as it does us.

1. Kate Winslet as Rose (Titanic)

2. Angelina Jolie as Maleficent (Maleficent)

3. Sam Smith

4. Audrey Hepburn

5. Adam Driver

6. Michael Jackson

7. Amy Winehouse

8. Freddie Mercury

9. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)

10. Rihanna

11. Billie Eilish

12. Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange (Doctor Strange)

Which one of Ertan Atay’s pieces amazed you the most?

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