Turkish artist toys with gravity in surreal depictions of Istanbul

Flatland is a series of digital landscapes that toy with perception, memory and our understanding of gravity.

In Flatland, Turkish conceptual artist Aydın Büyüktaş creates spaces with new dimensions that transform our memories. Inspired by Edwin Abbat’s Flatland: A Book Of Many Dimensions, Büyüktaş plays with perception to create surreal city landscapes that leave the viewer with a “visually ironic, romantic and multidimensional point of view.” Using the Turkish city of Istanbul, Büyüktaş distorts entire buildings, neighbourhoods and city streets to create a mesmerising reversal of gravity.