Aditya Aryanto is a graphic retoucher based in Jakarta with a passion for displacement, in particular, altering images of the animal kingdom in ways that feel surreal and uncomfortable.
Some of his work is quite powerful: a beached whale rolling on a desert dune, or a monolithic swan gliding across the globe. Some, on the other hand, is bloody adorable.
Minecraft In Real Life is a series from Indonesian retoucher Aditya Aryanto that liquifies pictures of real animals to give them a Minecraft-style makeover.
Aryanto’s latest series is a collection of real life animals reconfigured looked more like cubic creations from Minecraft. The liquified curves and inorganic lines are somehow strangely realistic. The series, called Minecraft in Real Life or Anicube, covers everything from highland cows to rabbits.
“I am interested in the cubical shapes and trying to change some animal form into cubes,” he says.
As Gixel note, Aryanto used PhotoShop’s Liquify function to create the images and shared them on his Instagram. “I saw that many friends liked it, so I was challenged to make it more,” he says.
Check out a bunch of his surreal creations below.
See more on Aryanto’s Instagram.