Pablo Picasso’s eccentric and surreal artwork has inspired countless modern artists, including Pakistani illustrator Omar Aqil, who imagined how some of the Spanish icon’s most recognisable pieces would look as 3D models.
“I have been studying his artworks since I have started my career, his abstract visual language always inspired me…” Aqil wrote on Behance about the project, titled MIMIC. “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.”
The models are striking, especially considering they were digitally rendered – they look as if they were physically constructed thanks to Aqil’s extreme attention to textures and shadows. His work is both a fitting tribute to Picasso, and an innovative advent in its own right.