An Artist Turned Turkey Into a Surrealist LandscapeTurning Turkey upside down.
Artist Aydın Büyüktaş was inspired by the satirical novel ‘Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions’ which explores the concept of a two-dimensional world where our notions of ‘normal’ are challenged, especially in the realm of landscapes and imagery. The series is, appropriately enough, dubbed ‘Flatland’ and is a series of landscape images that defy the laws of physics. Transforming sites like Sultanahmet Square, the Grand Bazaar, and Maltepe Stadium, Büyüktaş has created collage-like works of art, folding the background back over itself. He achieved this by using drone technology and 3D software and the result is something oddly familiar, but unreal at the same time.