Ertan Atay is a creative director in advertising sector who lives in Istanbul, in Turkey.
Ertan has always been interested in art. ‘Especially in painting. I started to draw at an early age. But after my high school years, I completely stopped drawing by hand and started to do all my drawings and designs on the computer.’ he tells us.
It’s in 2017 that Ertan started his Instagram account called ‘failunfailunmefailun‘. ‘I wanted to reflect my own feelings with my creations on my account. I wanted to contribute to life not only as an audience but also as a producer/creator.’ he explains to us.
Let’s discover his collages mixing different elements in different centuries below. Quentin Tarantino into a Michelangelo’s piece of art, Mona Lisa, Frida Kahlo and Vermeer’s Young Woman with a Pearl Necklace into a Friends TV show scene, The Kiss of Klimt into an iconic black and white photography, Van Gogh into a modern fashion photography… ‘The most important part is finding the idea. You have then to find a link between your collaged images, persons or objects into your creation.’ he says.
His artworks are fun, surprising, sometimes weird, sometimes hilarious. ‘I am happy to make many people from different countries of feel the same thing.’ he finally tells us.