Accident Series: Collage Artworks by Zeren Badar
Turkish artist Zeren Badar creates intriguing artworks combining iconic paintings with everyday objects.
“I’m hugely influenced by dada and neo-dada.
In this photography project, I explore a peculiar combination of photography, painting & collage. I create three dimensional collages with found objects, food and cheaply printed old paintings. I turn pre-existing works of art into Duchampian ready mades and take photographs of them. I use strong shadows, layering, crumpling and folding effects to give a three dimensional sense in the final work.
I reduce the details and forms of painting by covering objects, food. Copies of old masters paintings initially evoke viewers’ memory. By using unexpected juxtapositions of objects, I try to create ambiguity and pull viewers’ attention deeper to my photographs. In many ways, I examine new type of still life.”
— Zeren BadarArt Posted on January 28, 2019