Sakir Gökçebag’s Installations

What Sakir Gökçebag‘s installations lack in expenses (the artist uses the likes of rolls of toilet paper, hangers, and clocks), they more than make up for in out-of-this-world concept and imagination. The Turkey-born, Hamburg-based artist brings together strengths from various fields, ranging from photography to fine art.

But “from the very beginning, the organization of three-dimensional objects in a given space played a decisive role in his work, which originally was focused upon graphic arts and painting,” says Dr. Marcus Graf in a recent article on Sakir’s work. “Today, his work is primarily determined by ready-made style object-based and spatial installations, in which he removes everyday objects from their customary contexts, charging them with new, often absurd levels of meaning through serial reproduction, deformation, and deconstruction.”

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