Bedri Baykam’s Latest Series
To be Shown in New York
Curated by Robert C. Morgan
Baykamâ€™s recent works carries the synthesis of a long journey. As the pioneer of the Turkish Neo-Expressionist movement (Yeni DÄ±ÅŸavurumculuk) that emerged in the early 80â€™s, Baykamâ€™s recent works bring the â€œsour-sweetâ€ breeze of a new zone made up of combination of various periods in his work. These include â€œThe Transparent Layersâ€,
â€œInner Tracesâ€, â€œGirly Plotsâ€, â€œCritical Signsâ€. Freedom, hidden truths, arrogant materials, simple iconographies that allow subconscious references, bring a â€œharmony within, uncongenialityâ€ and a new reality. The artist reaches this synthesis with this new series titled â€œLolitart(e)â€ while he draws the attention with his model photographies, rich collage materials and very personal painterly dense layers.
Thus, Baykamâ€™s mysterious girls and some very private personal-familial belongings are being exposed to the discriminatory approval of curious onlookers.
The show in Broadway Gallery is curated by New York critic Robert C. Morgan and organized in conjunction with the Piramid Art Center in Istanbul.