Bio-- 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; Griffin museum, Boston. He is obsessed with art. He enjoys long walks all around Manhattan and takes long breaks at art shows.
“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it"-Jasper Johns
I'm hugely influenced by dada and neo-dada.
In this photography project, I explore a peculiar combination of photography, painting & collage.
I turn famous claasic painting into infamous modern artworks.
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.