With a hint of Boris Karloff, and a lot of his own interpretation, Mr. Balkac creates a monster with contemporary and classic horror. The green face and scars, created in the classic "Frankenstein" film of the 1930s are present, but the blank eyes suggest an emptiness that some may argue is present in the souls of today's mass humanity. The piece of art above is haunting and menacing, and in some weird way presents a warning to us...perhaps a warning of the consequences of playing God.
The gray, black, and slight bit of blue shades in the second sketch transcends our creature from the classic horror to a more surreal scare. Though brought to life by a mad doctor, the life isn't one that we recognize. Despite a beating heart and brain activity, when the being approaches, we see the once rotting flesh, and a corpse-like hue. Though the mad scientist is the real monster in "Frankenstein," our materialistic lifestyles blame the creation, instead of the root cause...allowing the real monster to fester and grow. Mr. Balkac, again, in his sketches, brings out the real horror of his monsters.
The third sketch serves as the greatest warning. Man-made miracles? Take a look at what that miracle is likely to look like. However great, or however the achievement of our magnificent intellects, evil is part of the creation. Victor Frankenstein's experiments embody these warnings. The black shiny eyes transcend intentions, and indicate death. Not murder...that already happened when the thing's heart started beating. A look into the eyes of the creature, captured above, is a death which walks, and seeks all of us out. This concludes our macabre art show, but please remember the name Berk Balkac, and visit oluklu.deviantart.com for more of this young man's work. Those of you needing an illustrator for your graphic novel, or comic book, search this man out.