Zeren Badar – ACCIDENTAL SERIES

“I turn pre-existing works of art into Duchampian ready-mades and take photographs of them.”

“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.

See more work on his website.


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