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.
About ‘Accident Series’:
“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 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 the 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 a new type of still life.