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What I Expected, What I Got… – from The Virgin As Intercessor by Anthony van Dyck (1628-1629)

As one of the finest retouchers we’ve seen so far, Mehmet Geren chose art icons to express his creative universe and humour. He’s not the first one, but his work is certainly to be ranked for his sophistication. His repertoire covers artistic and pop references, among others, as Vincent van Gogh, Mona Lisa, Frida Kahlo and The Birth of Venus, Academic art masterpieces, characters from Trainspotting, The Exorcist or Léon: The Professional, and the irreverent Breakdancing Jesus by Cosmo Sarson.

Based in Ankara, Turkey, Mehmet is a freelance high-end editorial and commercial fashion and beauty retoucher with years working experience. In 2010, he was awarded the IPA Editorial: Personality Honourable Mention Award and has worked with many clients, magazines, beauty adverts and photographers such as Femelle Campaign, Gucci and Calvin Klein, just to name a few.

Quarantine Days – from Ann Calvert Stuart Robinson (Mrs. William Robinson) by Gilbert Stuart (c. 1804)
The Coronation of Adam – from The Creation of Adam
Reality – from Leveil du Coeur (The Heart’s Awakening) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1892)
Yapper – from Amor and Psyche by Louis Jean Francois Lagrenée (c. 1805)
Good Girls – from Portrait of a Young Woman by Pierre-Auguste Cot (1869)
Work Harder – feat. Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy by Caravaggio (1606)
Don’t be Stupid – from Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by Antonio Canova (1787-1793)
Don’t Kill Anyone – feat. Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoy (1872)
Happy Weekend – feat. The Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio (c. 1602-1603)
When Art Meets Real Life VI – feat. Girl with a Pearl Earring
Monday – feat. Pieta by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1876)
True Love – feat. Young Mother Gazing at Her Child by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1871)
Every Single Day – feat. The Tambourine Girl by John William Godward (1906)
People Nowadays – feat. Innocent Amusements (1891) and Autumn (1900) by John William Godward
Morning Sun – from Morning Sun by Edward Hopper (1952), feat. Mathilda and Léon’s Aglaonema houseplant from Léon: The Professional by Luc Besson (1994)
Collect Pieces – from Self-Portrait by Vincent van Gogh (1887)
Art Club – from David by Michelangelo (1501-1504) feat. Fight Club by David Fincher (1999)
When Fashion meets Art (Balenciaga) – feat. Mona Lisa
When Fashion meets Art (Balenciaga) – feat. Girl with a Pearl Earring
When Art Meets Real Life IV – feat. Frida Kahlo
Call Me
When Art Meets Real Life III – feat. Girl with a Pearl Earring
Happy Weedkend – feat. The Soul of the Rose by John William Waterhouse (1903)
2020 – from Louise Vernet on Her Death Bed by Paul Delaroche (c. 1845)
No one Cares – from Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1823)
Snow Renton – from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), feat. Renton from Trainspotting by Danny Boyle (1996)
Artspotting – from Trainspotting by Danny Boyle (1996)

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