ZEREN BADAR is a self-taught visual artist based in New York City, U.S.A.

We love his personal mixture of different arts, it’s like still life on steroids. We are very glad to host his Accident Series” on Reykjavik Boulevard.

Here’s his personal artistic statement, inspired by Jasper Johns words: “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it”.

Zeren Badar

I’m hugely influenced by dadaism and neo-dadaism.

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 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.

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