A Queer Collage
First brought to our attention by London-based graphic designer and illustrator, Joanna Zawazdzka, the collages of Deger Bakir made an indelible impression. His twists on scale and form are remarkable and arresting, warped and beautiful. Arms reach out of cityscapes, withered legs traipse along carpet-like wallpaper, celebrities of yore kiss against artificial backdrops. Deger’s work feels almost as though surrealist Salvador Dali and cubist Pablo Picasso got together with some old magazines and scissors and went to work on a collaboration, the kind of arts and crafts project dreams are made of.
(Photo courtesy of Deger Bakir. Text by Jenny Bahn)