This is an interpretation of Picasso’s Le Rêve.

It’s an artistic commentary on consumerist culture. At the time I made it, there were a lot of folks mad about iPods and the net was full with self portraits of people hugging, kissing and caressing those devices. I found it slightly irritating at first but then I tried to find a more rational explanation for this type of behavior.

Those devices are designed an marketed as something sexy, special and intimate. Especially the iPhone and the iPod touch – half of the magic about them comes from the ability to hold them in your hand and make them do things using your fingertips… I don’t know about any other product in history who has such a potential to seduce your subconsciousness in such an aggressive, brutal manner.

At the same time, Picasso’s painting was representing a yearning of a woman, probably obsessed with the thought of a man and that’s how I made the connection.

It’s not about ridiculing iPods or anything else (I have two of them myself), it’s about translating an idea and moving it to another dimension – an approach I find extremely inspirational.

Later, I attached it to a cycle of works called Destroying Thy Masterpieces

Tags

music, dream, creative, muse, fine art, graphic design, female portrait, alphadesigner

Comments

  • retepk
    retepkalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant.

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic work,,, well done

  • johnkraft
    johnkraftalmost 5 years ago

    Instantly recognizable, but completely current and fresh. Well done!

  • Thanks, Jon! This is what I was aiming for, I’m glad to know it works!

    – Yanko Tsvetkov

  • navybrat
    navybratalmost 5 years ago

    wow!

  • baldibearart
    baldibearartalmost 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic piece. Caught my eye straight away. Congrats!

  • Thank you!

    – Yanko Tsvetkov

  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanalmost 5 years ago

    This is just amazing!!! Love your artwork my new friend!

  • Thank you, Shannon! Much appreciated!

    – Yanko Tsvetkov

  • Simon Harris
    Simon Harrisalmost 5 years ago

    It’s great! I think we should all be concerned about the amount of new technology that is available these days.

  • Thank you, Simon! :))

    – Yanko Tsvetkov

  • MySTRyCHKN
    MySTRyCHKNalmost 5 years ago

    I think you bring up a good point. Amazing job expressing it.

  • Aissata
    Aissataalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant!

  • Casey Herman
    Casey Hermanalmost 5 years ago

    Very futuristic!

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