“I am for creating an event, rather than documenting it. Instead of documenting the age, the artist must create it.”Şahin Kaygun
Galerist presents the work of the pioneering Turkish artist, photographer, poet, director, and cultural figure Şahin Kaygun (1951-1992). Our presentation focuses on the evermore progressive nature of Kaygun’s practice. Included are photographs based on a graphic oriented narrative, through to his latest works where themes begin to overpower the composition. His complex, multi-layered Polaroid series, which are significant in bringing photography and painting together, will be alongside a display of collages made of polaroids. These works are pivotal as each image is separately representative of his photographic language. The selection highlights the repetitive visual elements and principal themes that preoccupied Kaygun and captures his fluidity and mobility between one form of art and another.