By Laura Collinson

In her series of striking collages, Istanbul-based illustrator Ceren Kilic uses mixed media to create other-worldly dreamscapes. Utilising a pastel colour palette, the images convey a sense of adventure – fusing elements of space, minerals and geometrics with monochrome vintage scenes.

The photographs act as a platform from which vibrant landscapes sprout, seamlessly crossing from printed photography to illustrated design. The 1950s imagery ties in perfectly with the themes of space travel and universal exploration.

The artist explains: “My mixed media illustrations are influenced by the contrast between the solid look of the future, and the sophisticated way of living in the past.

“My inspiration comes from old French movies, people in the 50s and 60s, geometry, celestial objects, landscapes and mineralogy. In my artworks you can see my dreams, and maybe the reflection of a parallel universe.”

Kilic’s artwork has been featured in the likes of Vogue and Shelter magazine, and she is currently represented by OH LA L’ART. To see more visit her website.

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