Digital artist Varkey makes brilliant art mashups and collages which connect classical artworks and pop culture. This creator started his art journey during the covid lockdowns and has found success on Instagram where he shares his works.

He has accumulated more than ten thousand followers from around the world. Scroll down to see his works!

More info: Instagram

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Kona Pake
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5 months ago

Want to see a car trick?

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Talking about how the idea to make the edits came about, the artist says: “It was during the beginning of 2020 when the lockdowns had just started that I came across the posters by the ministry of culture of Ukraine about the covid precautions in which they had put masks and gloves on characters in some famous classical paintings. I fell in love with this idea instantly and I wanted to do something like that.”

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W̸̟̯̜͋ ̶̙͠O̴̱̦͋ ̷̧̮͙̈Ọ̵̚ D Y
5 months ago

If my sister were here she would agree to this on a spiritual level

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5 months ago

Ok, this is kinda funny

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“I am a 28-year-old safety engineer,” Varkey introduces himself. “I love classical art, history, and geography. I don't have any background as a creator or artist but I have always loved classical art.”

“Whenever I see a painting I try to imagine how the painting would look if it was painted in the 21st century. I also try to correlate it with pop culture.”

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Daniel Marsh
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5 months ago

OK... so we're gonna start right off with "so stupid it's kinda funny"?

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Bob Joe
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5 months ago

Lol

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When asked whether he ever faces creative block, the artist said: “Sometimes it is difficult, it depends on your mood or if you are busy with something. But classical art always brightens up my mood. I am an aesthete, I like looking at beautiful things, and what is more beautiful than a classical painting by Bouguereau or Carl Bloch or Vida Gabor? I have some friends who are very funny and are extremely sarcastic, so I also get ideas when I talk to them.”

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*Displayname*=idk
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5 months ago

That is tough. .

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Ethan Thear
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5 months ago

RIP

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“Mehmet Geren was a huge inspiration for me, I love all his works,” Varkey says. “It is difficult to develop a unique and distinct style nowadays but I guess it doesn’t matter because there is an audience for all of us. I don't think about it much because I do it mainly for my satisfaction, whenever I create something I feel content, and yes, whenever people appreciate what I do, it makes me want to keep doing it. If there is a market, I would like to sell my works as merchandise or prints in the future.”

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*Displayname*=idk
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Lol, I almost dumped my Ramen.

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Nancy Doughty
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5 months ago

I see, "Let me paint your toenails, please, please, please."

the one panda _
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5 months ago

Hahhahaha

Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

Where's the arm around her shoulder coming from, exactly?

Laina Walicki
Community Member
4 months ago

ur breath stank bro

Zena Marsh
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4 months ago

He looks a bit possessive to me.

Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
5 months ago

😂😂

the one panda _
Community Member
5 months ago

They didnt love them back

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Crowsgoin*brrr*
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5 months ago

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Friend zoned, I'm cringing so badly and this isn't even real

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Shiroiko
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5 months ago

Isn't it normal? :o

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*Displayname*=idk
Community Member
5 months ago

I just took a screenshot so I know what to do if someone says this to me🙃🤓

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Daniel Marsh
Community Member
5 months ago

Finish the popcorn! If it's a good movie, you'll forget about it, but dear Lord, the ads before the movie take FOREVER!

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Anne_boleyn6
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5 months ago

😅😅😅😅😅I love this so much😅😅😅😅😅

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Bob Joe
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5 months ago

Baby in the bottom right is trying to hide

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Kona Pake
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5 months ago

No more snail mail for me.

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*Displayname*=idk
Community Member
5 months ago

Forget the roast! Baby Doggo!

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W̸̟̯̜͋ ̶̙͠O̴̱̦͋ ̷̧̮͙̈Ọ̵̚ D Y
5 months ago

depresso until expresso

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Daniel Marsh
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5 months ago

Dark... but well-done.

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*Displayname*=idk
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5 months ago

I love these so much!

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Remi
Community Member
5 months ago

My brain these days: "Noooo don't take away my masks! I don't want to emote! ... and also the omicron is still goin around, but mainly just let me be with a mask!"

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Kona Pake
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5 months ago

She’s got her priorities right.

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Remi
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5 months ago

Thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers

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*Displayname*=idk
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5 months ago

My brain right before bed..

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Oerff On Tour
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5 months ago

I drink to drown my sorrows. Unfortunately they're all very accomplished swimmers

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Liam F.
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5 months ago

lol i love that, when people say it's hot in here my high school maths teacher would always say 'because I'm in here'

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Remi
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5 months ago

Hi! I plaqrgh uhuyo ;)

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*Displayname*=idk
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5 months ago (edited)

I sent this to my sister. [She calls me weird because I like cleaning, but only when no one tells me to do it]

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Why?
Community Member
5 months ago

When you gotta have it your way!

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Official_Blink
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Dont worry , My child... "Back" in my days~ ......... Shitty pun lmao

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Jaime Loren
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5 months ago

Brazen. 😂

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Susanne B
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5 months ago

Exactly

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*Displayname*=idk
Community Member
5 months ago

Some of their cloths are very interesting, I can only imagine if we went out in that nowadays. The number of layers!

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Ozymandias73
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5 months ago

Both

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Ethan Thear
Community Member
5 months ago

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof

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CookieCrump
Community Member
5 months ago

I used to think that a condom looked like candy for some reason. Now I know that it isn't.

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