The works of Turkish artist SARP (b. 1991 Paris / France) redefine and challenge our relationship with the Islamic religion, evoking clashes of culture. The recurrent motive projected provocatively on naked models resembles the iconography of Islamic symbols and patterns while simultaneously highlighting and re-shaping the human body as we know it.
He is the recipient of several international accolades, including the 2016 Palm Springs Photo Festival Emerging Photographer award, presented by Leica Camera, the 2013 New Artists Society Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the 2013 Leah Freed Memorial Prize.
In 2013, he became the youngest artist to exhibit and be included in the permanent Photography Collection of the Istanbul Modern Museum.