yavuz-erkan

Bubblegum - Unorthodox Aphorisms

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.” – Oscar Wilde

- In Unorthodox Aphorisms I invite the viewers to distance themselves from their conventional routines. These photographs are visual aphorisms targeted at the conformism of individuals who live what is considered a normal life. They are about empathy and familiarizing ourselves with unconventional human behaviour. I question stereotypical gender behaviour by creating physical sensations using tactile objects and materials. Identifying the power relationships between showing, looking and being looked at, I encourage the viewers to take action against societal assimilation and prejudice.

Yavus Erkan