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6th May 2018
“Hot Art Exhibition” Artist Visualizes Melting Masterpieces

Imagine visiting an art gallery during the hottest day of the year, but the air conditioning doesn’t work, and all of the paintings literally start to melt and drip paint from their frames. This surreal, nightmare scenario is the concept for the Hot Exhibition digital art series by Vienna-based multidisciplinary artist Alper Dostal.

The series of excruciatingly realistic, 3D visualizations see famous paintings—including Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Van GoghStarry Night—turn into melting masterpieces. Each image depicts a curator’s worst nightmare, where disastrous drips of thick paint trickle from the most famous paintings in the world onto the gallery floor. Dostal describes his work as “a little bit weird, humorous and with a drip of sarcasm, but often with a story behind.”

You can find more of Dostal’s incredible work on Instagram.