Murat Germen’s latest works will be exhibited under the “Facsimile Vol.2” title at C.A.M. Gallery on 31st of October 2013.
An organic bond between New Turkey’s photographer Murat Germen’s book and his latest works stands out. The artist, who exhibited challenging visual experimentations with his “Muta-morphosis” series, continues his artistic practice on urban photography in his recent works. Both Muta-morphosis and Facsimile series focus on the perpetual transformation of the urban scenes. While the older series, i.e. Muta-morphosis, maximizes the urban content by shrinking very long panoramic photos into a photographic frame with a typical ratio; Facsimile on the contrary, extends certain parts of cities to attract attention to particular dynamics among various urban components.
It is not a coincidence to see Murat Germen focus on Turkey’s “present time”. Regardless of the subject, perspective or technique; the artist handles the cultural, economic and social geography shaped by New Turkey in such unexpected ways that his works forms a “personalized” documentary approach, that is difficult to comprehend at first glance.