Initially, there is often a single piece, like a person or object addressing and speaking to me. Sometimes, a new, extraordinary image is born out of various different parts. My aim is to create lyrical compositions that allow the viewer the chance to form their own interpretations. My collages involve more than just "cut and paste," encompassing extensive searching, researching, gathering or completing a single correct image, and involving a detailed process. I solely use original publications as sources for my collages, such as vintage books, illustrations, and magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. In my works, I prefer open borders and frames to evoke a sense of limitlessness and infinity. The process of dissection and transformation allows me to create an entirely new reality through reconstruction and reinterpretation of the composition.
Serdar Seven was born in Istanbul in 1978. In 1999, he participated in the Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. He graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2001. In the same year, he won the 62nd Lithography Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Turkey. From 2002 to 2003, he lived in Florence, Italy, to learn Italian and develop himself in the field of Renaissance art. In 2007, he moved to Dubai and managed his own studio at Majilis Gallery. In 2012, he held a solo exhibition at Galerie Latour in Nittel, Germany. In 2013, he had a solo exhibition at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg.
The artist currently resides in Hannover, Germany, where he continues his life and work.