Murat Pulat blurs the lines between cinema and painting. The 10 large canvases in his current show reproduce images from classic films and 1960s television shows, but each image is pixelated by hand in a unique way. Step back from 2013’s Glass Studio and the painting’s impasto dabs of paint arrange themselves into an arresting image of Psycho’s Janet Leigh driving toward a cruel fate, the whole scene here doused in shades of blue and aquamarine. Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and Audrey Hepburn all get similar treatment, each commanding our attention within a painting that references a celluloid past, nods to the digital present, and insists on its identity as a singular work of art. At Leila Heller Gallery, 568 W. 25th St., New York City, (212) 249-7695. Prices range from $27,000 to $30,000.
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