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This Artist Uses Upcycled Denim to Create Lovely Portraits

 Over the years we have shared various artists with you who use pretty unconventional materials for their craft, and while we’re already well aware that an artist doesn’t have to use pencils or paint to create exquisite or realistic work, it is still extremely impressive to encounter such artists. Deniz Sağdıç is exactly this kind of multimedia artist - she developed a diverse body of work by upcycling various fabrics. Denim Skin and Ready Remade are two ongoing projects in which she uses scraps of denim to put together highly realistic and detailed portraits of men and women.

Turkey-based Sağdıç collects denim materials in a variety of blue hues, cuts them into squares, rectangles, or long strips, and arranges them on a canvas. She cleverly uses the paler shades for the more illuminated part of the face, while the darker ones serve as shadows. This technique gives the portraits their realistic and three-dimensional properties. Scroll down to enjoy some of Sağdıç's most striking works. 

To see more, check out the artist's Facebook, or Instagram page.

 

1. Twiggy - Ready ReMade Series, 70x70 cm, 2020Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, twiggy

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, twiggy eye close up

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

2. Denim belt buttons pieces on denim,140x140 cm, 2019

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, woman Denim belt buttons pieces on denim,140x140 cm

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

Related: Dylan Eakin's Amazing Hyper-Realistic Portraits

3. Denim hem pieces on denim, 70x70 cm, 2020Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, woman's face Denim hem pieces on denim, 70x70 cm,

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps Denim hem pieces on denim, closeup

3. Denim pieces on denim, 120x120 cm, 2020Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, woman's face, Denim pieces on denim, 120x120 cm

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, Denim pieces on denim, closeup
Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

4. Marylin Monroe - Denim pieces on denim, 70x70 cm, 2019

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, Marylin Monroe - Denim pieces on denim

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, eye closeup
Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

5.  Denim belts on denim, 140x140 cm, 2020Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, woman's face, Denim belts on denim

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, eye closeup
Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

6. Gene Tierney - Denim pieces on denim, 70x70 cm, 2020

Striking Portraits Made of Upcycled Denim Scraps, Gene Tierney - Denim pieces on denim,

Image Source: Deniz Sağdıç

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