Özgür Kar’s recent black-and-white video animations sketch out anthropomorphic creatures, and a reoccurring male figure squeezed into the confined frame of giant flat screens. Coupled with black comedy and gallows humor, Kar’s minimalist black-and-white characters whisper monologues of nonsense, tragedy, homoeroticism, and pulp.
Özgür Kar (b. 1992, TR) lives and works in Amsterdam. He is a graduate from Gerrit Rietveld Academie and currently a resident at Amsterdam’s Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Finally you are in me at Taylor Macklin, Zurich (2017), a group presentation at the Cruising Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale (2018), Noise! at Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2018), Mene Mene Tekel Parsin at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017), and screenings at Full Spectrum Dominance at Decad, Berlin