Can Pekdemir is a multidisciplinary artist and sculptor practicing in Istanbul Turkey. His work focuses on an attention to deformation of the body in its relationship to nature and other modes of organic expression. – “We are surrounded by physical impacts to which we are already adapted, like gravity, pressure or temperature. As method, I am willing to observe and document the deformation of bodily forms while these forces are being altered as one method.” 

In his developing Fur series (I-V), we see an unfolding volume of this paradigmatic process over time, to which Pekdemir protests the fusion of the body to organic overgrowth’s, which in turn result in an eerie semblance and co-ordination with the portrait subject. Text – Adwena Shemon


©Images: Can Pekdemir