Raj Khatri Reduces Popular Film Ads to Simple Paint Strips of Color

By: Misel Saban - Feb 10, 2016
References: behance.net & fubiz.net
Raj Khatri is an innovative illustrator that has taken the familiar and rendered it unrecognizable in his series of brushstroke posters that reduce popular film ads to nothing more than a series of colored lines. Despite the lack of objects and faces, the movie posters are still somewhat familiar to the viewer as the color is enough to jolt the memory to the film it is associated with.

Color plays a vital role in cinematography as the viewer is able to relate to moods, themes and characters solely through hue. Khatri's posters play with the viewer's perceptions by rendering posters for films such as The Martian, Interstellar and Mad Max entirely abstract with wide brush strokes of colored paint. The focus on color highlights the aesthetic of the film and its themes.