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In Mete Yafet’s World, Music and Art are Intertwined
Mete Yafet is an Istanbul-based artist who creates textured, surreal 3D art as well as music. According to Yafet, when creating 3D art he also imagines the accompanying music, and when producing music he conjures scenes for their music videos.
Yafet’s art is dramatic and incredibly detailed, and combines familiar shapes with colors and effects that don’t exist in the natural world. He values creativity and flexibility in both his client work and personal projects, and it’s easy to see why—the pieces that emerge are clearly from an artist whose imagination knows no bounds.
You dabble in quite a few different artistic fields … do you have a favorite?
Not really, I believe each field serves the other in a particularly different way. For example, I’ve directed and shot fashion videos in the past and that is helping me to set the right mood for model-related 3D scenes. I feel like each department is a different floor in the same building and it’s up to me to move up or down when necessary.
Do your musical projects influence your artwork, or vice-versa?
I guess it works both ways. When I’m producing music I think about the scenes that might go well with it instantly, and when I’m designing a scene, I hear the background theme in my head. That helped me a lot in my previous band “Mauna Kea” with the stage visuals and cover-related artwork.
How did you first get interested in digital art?
I felt I wasn’t that good at drawing and painting after a couple of exhibitions, so I wanted to try expressing myself in a different platform. It is also nearly impossible to make a living selling artworks in the local scene. When I first discovered digital artists like beeple, Alexey Kashpersky and Menno Fokma it was love at first sight.
You seem to go through phases in which you’re focused on a certain technique or subject matter. What is your process like when mastering a new technique or form?
Good point! I naturally try to bridge different techniques and subjects with the phases I go through in life. I started to care about the human touch a lot lately.
I also think most of new 3D/digital artists are lacking this point. I observed that it became about the trends and the software knowledge rather than the expressions. It may be a good idea for the artist to step back sometimes and observe his/her inner world and how that reflects out as art. This reveals certain steps to master, if one can be objective.
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(Thanks to @alexi for conducting this interview)
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