Adam Lister Recreates Famous Artworks To Look Like 8-Bit Video Games

By: Hayley McGlone - Jul 22, 2016
References: adamlistergallery & techinsider.io
Adam Lister's collections of artwork look like they are video game-inspired art pieces. The artist transforms famous paintings into geometric shapes that look like 8-bit video games. The collection challenges the viewer to rethink how colors are distributed in a painting.

The pictures are transformed into a puzzle-like quality with each block of color fitting into the next. Lister has recreated many famous artworks both modern and more classical. Uniquely every painting that Lister recreates -- regardless of when the original work was created -- the new editions all have the same geometric style. He has recreated paintings like 'The Last Supper' by Leonard da Vinci (1495-98), 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch (1893) and 'Nighthawks' by Edward Hopper (1942). Even with the geometric styling, it's still easy for the viewer to see the correlation between the original work and Lister's recreation.