Cagatay Yucebas, vous ne connaissez pas encore ce nom et pourtant c'est le jeune artiste Turc qui est à l'origine de deux fans Arts qui ont fait le tour de la planète Madonna sur internet et la Queen of pop Herself a publié l'une de ses créations sur son compte Instagram, une sorte de consécration. Il a eu la gentillesse de répondre à nos questions sur lui, Madonna et ses inspirations.
"I had always confused Madonna with Marilyn Monroe"
For how long are you a Madonna’s fan ?
I'm a huge Madonna fan since 2003. In 1998, when I was twelve years old, I saw Madonna’s Frozen on TV and I was mesmerized. Until that time, I had always confused Madonna with Marilyn Monroe. In fact, the photo of Madonna posing nude as a hitchhiker was the very first naked woman image that I had ever seen... and I had always thought that woman was Marilyn Monroe! Until 2003, I was never a big fan of her.However, when the “American Life” album came out, I was like “OK, nowit’s time to be a huge fan!”. Her criticism of the country for which she holds her citizenship, even at a politically critical time,impressed me in many ways. Then I started to buy all of her.
In the past , Did you make many fan art like this ?
I am very interested in fan art. You are completely free. So you can make more creative artworks. I design Madonna stuff mostly.
"My main goal is express myself through my talent and imagination"
Why did you choose this 2 pics and not other ?
Firstly, Rebel Heart is a photomanipulation. Madonna photo is taken from 2007 H&M shoot. And the pink mask is from Pussy Riot. For Unapologetic Bitch, I did choose a V Magazine photo because it is newand exciting. And I must confess; it was the one and only hq photo that I can find from this session.
What is your goal when you creat a fan art ?
My main goal is express myself through my talent and imagination. Then I want it to reach people who love Madonna (or someone else). My purpose is starting the fire. Fan arts always get people excited and
prepare for official releases.
Did you know that Madonna will use your picture on her personal instagram account ? What was you reaction ? Did Madonna contact you ? What were the reactions about that ? Are you a star now ? Do you receive many messages ?
I didn't know but I was expecting this, to be honest. I knew someday she would notice me. Actually, she noticed me in 2009. I was one of the 10 winners of Celebration Single Cover Contest. I got a Celebration promo CD with a letter from Madonna.com team. My friend -also she is a M fan- texted me that Madonna used my work on
her IG account. I wasn't shocked, tbh. But I felt very very happy. My IG followers increased fastly. I got many messages via Facebook from M fans all around the world. All of them were positive. And no, Madonna
didn't contact me.
"Art is a way out for those who live in a conservative country"
What are your next projects ?
I am waiting for new videos and the tour. I have some sketches for future creations.
You live in Turkey a country affected by a political and social crisis, do you think that art is a way of fighting the crisis ?
Yes, art is a way out for those who live in a conservative country. It makes you more creative. Recently, a Turkish director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan won Palme d'Or for his latest film "Winter Sleep". It proves me.
Did you post other creation on the plateform art for freedom ?
Yes, I send my Rebel Heart design to BuzzFeed and ArtForFreedom site.
But they didn't publish.
Are you working on other subjects ?
I'm always working and drawing, mostly for app. developers. I am planning a 2D animation for the future. I hope it gets real.
Rebel Heart and Unapologetic Bitch inspire you, why ?
These two titles inspired me because they sound defiant and also because I thought they would be singles from the upcoming album.
What is your favourite Madonna’s song and videoclip ?
COADF era is very special to me. Hung Up video and Frozen are my all-time favorites.
Did you already go to a Madonna's show ?
Yes, I attended her Istanbul concert in June, 2012. It was amazing.
A very BIG thank to Cagatay Yucebas for answering to our questions ! Un GRAND merci à Cagatay Yucebas pour avoir répondu à nos questions.
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