“Real toughness is not being attached to an end or an outcome. It’s about recognizing the moments you have, and making the most of them.” — Renan Ozturk
Renan Ozturk is an artist and mountaineer. These can be viewed as two very distinct skills. Mountain climbing requires precision, rigorous discipline, and tremendous physical effort. Art, on the other hand, is associated with observation, interpretation and a creative process void of barriers or rules. But to Renan, art and mountain climbing are one and the same, “For me, art is only real when it includes an element of risk.”
Upon his return to the Himalayas, Renan came armed with boundless curiosity, a deep connection with his Sherpa friends, a Moto X4 smartphone and Lenovo Yoga 920 Vibes laptop. Both featuring tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the phone and laptop would be integral to his process of capturing images of the landscapes and compositing the images on the laptop screen — all in order to inform “the roaming perspectives” of his finished art.
And no, this art was not created after the trip, in the comfort of a home studio. Renan, his pencils, paints and canvas went to work at the dizzying altitude, in the chilly mist, under the sun and stars. That’s about as real as it gets.
Climbing higher — The Moto X4, Lenovo Yoga 920 Vibes and tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass
When travelling to 13,000 feet to brave the elements of the Himalayas, you need be very particular when choosing the electronic devices you’d take along on such a journey. 3D-contoured with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, featuring Native Damage Resistance™ on both front and back, the Moto X4 was up for the adventure. After all, it comes with an IP68 water-resistant design, plus an advanced dual rear camera, a powerful Snapdragon 630 processor and impressive 5.2-inch Full-HD Display.
And then there is the Lenovo Yoga 920 Vibes. Ultra-slim, lightweight and featuring a polished CNC aluminum body, the Yoga 920 Vibes is as tough as it is elegant. It is also available with Vibrant Corning® Gorilla® Glass on the cover. With Vibrant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, device manufacturers, like Lenovo, have expanded their options for device design with the ability to print multi-color, high resolution, photo-quality images directly onto tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Take a closer look at the video. Renan‘s Yoga 920 Vibes has his own artwork printed on the laptop’s Vibrant Corning® Gorilla® Glass cover.