Pablo Picasso's Cubist paintings give the viewer a sense of depth and dimension despite his use of simplistic shapes, flat colors and minimal shading to render each scene.
This is a testament to his skills as a painter, as he gives our minds just enough information to see the scene as more than a bunch of 2D colored shapes, and his paintings even inspire the digital artists of today.
Pakistani artist Omar Aqil is one of the many digital artists who has been inspired by Picasso's paintings, but he has set himself apart from the rest by attempting to faithfully recreate each painting as a 3D render.
His series MIMIC features 3D scenes that are every bit as unusual looking as Picasso's original paintings but with much more textural interest and depth. Here's what Omar has to say about this unusual project:
MIMIC is a series of new visual experiments using art from the past. In this project I have randomly picked 6 paintings from the Pablo Picasso’s (One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century) work and recreate them into modern 3D visuals. In this visual mimicry I have shown, how the skill responds when it come across the complexity of someone’s thought and how the meanings of the shapes and forms have been changed and create new physical qualities. It’s propose to give a new implication of Picasso’s artworks with a series of hyper-realistic visuals. I am trying to explore more to his geometric forms.
It’s really difficult to me to recreate the artwork of Pablo Picasso. I have been studying his artworks since I have started my career, his abstract visual language always inspired me and I have found new forms interacting with each other.