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Mechanical Troops - Limited Edition 2 of 3 Photograph

ilker canikligil


Photography, Digital on Paper

Size: 53.5 W x 19.7 H x 1 D in

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Archival Pigment Print Mounted to Plexiglass First two copies of this work are part of Kutluğ Ataman and Cem Yılmaz Collection. These are the last two in smaller prints. More is Less series is based on the reversal of Mies Van Der Rohe's motto: All the images in the series are multiplied, distorted, manipulated and somewhat exaggerated views of today’s world. Then again when you look at these images you will realize you won’t be surprised even by these severe manipulations. As the world multiplies itself in such a speed, the concepts like up, down, right, left, symmetrical or the questions like “Which is the copy? Which is the original?” are simply meaningless. There is no time to look at things more than 7 seconds in all this chaos. Everything transforms into a copy of another. Among all these copies, where and which one is the original?

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Photography:Digital on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:3

Size:53.5 W x 19.7 H x 1 D in

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Born on 1972 in Istanbul, he graduated from Saint Joseph French College in 1991 and attended Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Film TV. He won 14 National and International awards with his short films between 1992 and 2002. “Simulacra” (2001) was awarded the “Special Mention” at 24th Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival’s Digital Competition in 2002. Canikligil has worked as a professional editor, assistant director and finally director in TV commercials. He also has contributed in numerous short films as DOP, editor and attended as member of jury in many national competitions, conducted workshops on short filmmaking and has written essays on the field. In all the while, he constantly and obsessively created photographic images and still does. His works are part of many private collections in Istanbul and New York Following is from Artsy web site: “Photographer and multimedia artist Ilker Canikligil creates partially imagined, digitally manipulated images of cityscapes and the masses. “I want my photographs to look like ‘captured moments’ from ordinary life,” he says, “and I start from reality choosing arbitrary, ordinary moments and situations, yet manipulate those images during the process by adding or removing things in order to reach a certain clarity and essence.” His work emphasizes repetition, ellipsis, hyperrealism, and the minimalist geometries latent in the architecture of the urban environment. Canikligil claims that his work is a part of a project to move beyond “taking” photographs and towards “making” them—an expressive process in which the artist is given greater control over the creation of the image.”

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