Acclaimed artist Sarp Kerem Yavuz’s Glorious Century interrogates photography’s past and future
Through AI-generated photography and digital art Sarp Kerem Yavuz creates visually provocative images of the male form. Yavuz’s latest exhibition Glorious Century explores themes of Orientalism, homoerotica, politics, religion, and violence. The exhibition contains the artist’s works from 2010 to the present, spanning 14 years of his life.
Spanning two storeys of the Anna Laudel Gallery, visitors can anticipate encountering the artist’s newest body of AI-generated photographs, which were created with a custom AI engine Layer.ai. Titled WET_DREAMS, the selection on the ground floor offers a striking, sensual exploration of damp male forms that blend into architectural details of Turkish bath interiors, whilst flames, steam, and wisps of smoke defy the rules of physics to complete the beautiful and surreal portraits. The referenced images occupy the second floor of the exhibition offering an extensive insight into the artist´s photographic journey.
Sarp Kerem Yavuz’s solo exhibition Glorious Century delves into the profound interplay between artistry, identity, and the boundless potential of the digital realm. Blurring the lines between self-expression and technological interpretation, the exhibition can be visited from September 22 until November 5, 2023 at Anna Laudel Istanbul. Representing both acclaimed and emerging artists of contemporary art scene, Anna Laudel has a vision to maintain a varied, multicultural, and amicable range of artists while acknowledging the ever changing political, social, and cultural dynamics of Turkey and Germany in which their three galeries are located.
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