Kaan Ulgener

Kaan Ulgener

Dreaming of a world where we live next to cyborgs, Kaan Ulgener creates 3D Sci-Fi inspired characters. His characters make you think of what the future might hold for us, how we’ll be related to higher intellegence, but also about gaming as a form of art. With his avant-garde designs, Kaan finds the right balance between the future and the now.

First of all, who’s the guy behind this 3D art?
I’m Kaan 29 years old living in London as a freelance 3d Character artist

Has gaming been an influence to your work?
I can say gaming was the reason that I’m doing this, I remember I was drawing aliens animals and ugly creatures when I was a kid and it eventually led me to some fine arts schools that I took my priorities into another level, by the way I always wanted to create assets characters for games and movies I played and watched that’s why I wanted to build a career as a 3d artist!

When I looked at your work, the “Hydroglass” really caught my eye. How did you came up with this crazy sculpture?
Hydroglass is another concept that I really like to see in real life, shaping the glass has always been a mesmerising thing to watch for me. Glassblowers and glasses that have odd shapes has gave me so much inspiration.

Where do you find inspiration? 
There are literally 100s of inspirations I use on my works, I research a lot and try to compile them with my works so often, currently Sci-Fi has a huge place in my work. I was always been a Sci-Fi fanatic and loved futuristic designs that shaped my ideas.

How does your creative process work? 
My creative process starts with drawing and concepting and with questions like how this object could be real life object or how could the object works in the real life. I use more the 3 software’s in each project these are separated in to modelling, texturing, and rendering. Once I’m happy with the result I might post process or keep it raw.

Do you have a coherent message or theme in your work? 
Mostly there is no hidden message behind the works but I’m trying to keep them as futuristic as possible and if there is a meaning behind it its mostly a medical gear that can heal or help.


Dream collaboration or someone/company you would love to work for? 
I would really like to work with Iris Van Herpen someday, loving every details of their work in these days. Hajime Sorayama is another one that amazes me with every piece of art and for companies there are loads of great gaming studios out there but Kojima productions is one of my favourite for so long and would like to work as a concept artist in Kojima Productions.

How would the perfect future look like to you?
I cant really describe the perfect future but living with highly intelligent robots/cyborgs where we live with them in a very technological environment seems to be a fun start!

 

courtesy KAAN ULGENER

 

interview NIKKI VEKEMANS

 

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