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Kerem Topuz

BIOGRAPHY / TEKİRDAĞ, 1978

As a Director and multidisciplinary artist, Kerem Topuz was trained in Akademi İstanbul for Cinema and TV between years 1996-98. Was engaged with video and visual installation activities in the concerts of Istanbul’s experimental music group Sad Eyed Lemurs. Took part in collective projects jointly with new artists as well as art student groups. In  2011, he was awarded with prizes in the international arena by means of such feature length motion picture titled “Film” which he shot under improvisation technique. In 2013, the book he wrote on motion Picture theory was published from Altıkırkbeş Publications under the title of ‘Improvised Film Shooting’. He acted as Cinema Department Head under Akademi Istanbul. He organized seminars at various universities on ‘Improvised Cinema and Guerilla Cinematography’. In 2014, the motion picture titled ‘Outlaws” as a script writer was released to theater houses. Thereafter, he gave emphasis to painting and collage works that he had suspended for a while.

In the works generated under different disciplines, Topuz creates serial production items and popular symbols upon duplicating the same via digital techniques at times, and on other occasions using together various materials and findings which are irrelevant. He releases the materials, symbols used from their meanings acknowledged visually, isolates the same and combines them with irrelevant materials. Thereby, upon re-identifying the popular culture images, iconic works of art or daily consumption items in an ironic manner beyond their actual meanings and emphasizes their ‘kitschy’ elements. In other words, the artist preferring to use ordinary and well-known images in his works overall, is converting the banality of daily life through high-contrast and lively colors, into re-generated qualified (non-qualified) objects. 

2017Enframed David

2017
Enframed David

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2017
2017Ladle

2017
Ladle

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2017
2017Like Lambs To The Slaughter

2017
Like Lambs To The Slaughter

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2017
2017Lincoln And The Fishes

2017
Lincoln And The Fishes

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2017
2017Snookered David

2017
Snookered David

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2017
2017The Doe

2017
The Doe

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2017
2017The Sense Of Beauty

2017
The Sense Of Beauty

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2017
2017Tilda Swinton

2017
Tilda Swinton

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2017
2017Coke

2017
Coke

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2017
2017Venus

2017
Venus

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2017
2017Frida Kahlo

2017
Frida Kahlo

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2017
2017Gangster Shoes

2017
Gangster Shoes

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2017

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