Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Artist shows the contrast between the two worlds with his powerful photomontages

 

Artist shows the contrast between the two worlds with his powerful photomontages

Ugur Gallenkus is an internationally renowned digital artist based in Istanbul. The Turkish artist uses photography with a similar aesthetic to contrast opposing realities in the world: a society of consumption and poverty, war and peace, or the tranquility of the home and the drama of migration. Ugur connects images of conflicts with everyday scenes and famous photographs. He uploads collages to his Instagram account, which has over a million followers and is becoming a real place to rethink the world. Through his works, the artist tries to show important issues facing the world, such as social injustice and war.

A creative and powerful photomontages at the crossroads between Asia and the East. His work finds its origin in an event dating from 2015. After the flooding of the canvas by the sad photo of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian stranded on a Mediterranean beach, Ugur was deeply marked. The artist has also witnessed the attempts of migrants escaping their countries and the conflicts to try to reach Europe. Ugur Gallenkus Instagram account

These poignant photomontages bear witness to the inequalities between children

These poignant photomontages bear witness to the inequalities between children

The work of the Turkish artist is striking as it parallels diametrically opposed realities experienced by children depending on their country of origin. The images, although totally different, always respond to each other, and create an impression of symmetry which greatly increases the impact of the photos on the viewer.

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugur Gallenkus creates collages showing how children live in different parts of the world


The artist Ugur Gallenkus creates collages showing how children live in different parts of the world

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

The artist Ugurgallen challenges the world with his powerful photomontages

Uğur Gallenkuş is a Turkish artist whose creations consist of juxtaposing two photos from radically opposed contexts. The aim is to show the disparities and inequalities between the different regions of the world.

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