My work 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.
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 takes photographs of them. I use strong shadows, crumpling and folding effects to give a three dimensional sense in the final work. By using unexpected juxtapositions of objects, I try to create ambiguity and pull viewers’ attention to his photographs. In many ways, I examine a new type of still life.
Bio--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.