Announcing my next solo show! Press Release as below!
Zeren Badar is pleased to announce Messing with Old Masters,
a solo show during the Governors Island Art Fair. The show explores Zeren’s peculiar combination of photography, painting and collage.
Zeren Badar is showing artworks from his internationally acclaimed photography project Accident Series. His works are in touch with art history, dada and pop art. With influences ranging from Kurt Schwitters to Jasper Johns, he based his work on a direct relationship between painting and object.
He creates three-dimensional collages with found objects, food and cheaply printed old paintings. He turns pre-existing works of art into Duchampian ready mades and takes photographs of them. He uses strong shadows, crumpling and folding effects to give a three dimensional sense in the final work. By using unexpected juxtapositions of objects, he tries to create ambiguity and pull viewers’ attention to his photographs. In many ways, he examines a new type of still life.
Messing with old masters includes a number of new works and old works such as Very First Accident, Fear of Darkness and 9999 Pins. Zeren Badar also pays his respects to modern masters with the works Homage to Gustav Klimnt and Lucio Fontana. With works like Royalty, he takes humor another level and puts a big smile on viewers’ faces.
Zeren Badar is NYC based self-taught conceptual artist. He is originally from Turkey. He is influenced by art history, Dada & Pop Art. He is very interested in making works based on memory, identity and everyday objects.
His works have been exhibited internationally included shows at Aperture Foundation, New York; The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO: Griffin Museum Boston etc.
His works has been featured and commissioned by many well-known magazines such as Marie Claire US, Neon Magazine France and Fahrenheit Magazine Mexico etc.