Born in 1992 in Ankara, Turkey. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Özgür Kar presents his multiscreen animations within spaces that provide an atemporal, sterile setting for his contemplative scenes exploring passive engagements with digital media, technology, and the world outside our shrinking spheres of living. Though the lone figures in each of Kar’s video channels fill their separate screens, it is somehow easier to imagine the display monitors taking pity and hugging their proportions to Kar’s doubled-up protagonists, who faintly murmur catchphrases or stray pop lyrics, and almost imperceptibly stir in competing states of emotional paralysis. Kar’s characters are mirrors for collective anxieties and despair, feelings that, when expressed, can also reveal pathways to mutual understanding and connection.