“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it”-Jasper Johns
Zeren Badar is hugely influenced by Dada and Neo-dada. In this photography project, he explores a peculiar combination of photography, painting & collage, by creating 3-dimensional collages from found objects and old paintings.
“I turn pre-existing works of art into Duchampian ready-mades and take photographs of them. Using strong shadows, layering, crumpling and folding effects, I give these images a three dimensional sense in the final work. By using unexpected juxtapositions of objects, I try to create ambiguity and pull viewers’ attention deeper to my photographs.”
Zeren Badar is a self-taught conceptual artist lives currently in NYC. He is originally from Turkey. His works have been exhibited internationally including in Aperture Foundation,New York; The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; Aljira Center of Contemporary Art NJ. He is obsessed with art. He enjoys long walks all around Manhattan and takes long breaks at art shows.