BIOGRAPHY

He made experiments in analogous photography in Switzerland, and then he began to live in London during his post-graduate studies. When he settled finally in New York where he would stay for a long time, he became professionally engaged in photography, producing creative works.
The structure of New York as an ultra-modern city, gigantic skyscrapers, the human crowd flowing in a rapid rhythm in all streets and the colorful, lively cosmopolitan texture composed by all kinds of people from all races in this city, all this deeply influenced Baruh. He kept his camera always on himself, capturing this melting pot of different cultures and other cities with unique sensitivity of an artist. Jak Baruh, following years spent in Europe and USA, returned to Istanbul.
Subjective images selected and captured on photograph from the multi-layered outer world resulted eventually in Jak Baruh’s photographic series. For the artist capturing social, political, physical images and facts of the world is a great adventure in itself. In every photographic series where a different story is told, Baruh peels off cultural layers one by one, using in his frames tones akin to local and cultural colors. Today Jak Baruh, in his multi-layered works using digital technology, through his structured original compositions, combines the concept of city and natural elements together with modern and contemporary human faces, and creates a brand new aesthetical structure.

His works are included in the collection of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

 

Museum and Collections

Istanbul Modern
Istanbul Photography Museum
PG Art Collection
Turkey, Greece (Private Collection)

Mysia Photography Museum

 

Exhibitions

Contemporary Istanbul 2018 – “PG Art Gallery” (22 – 25 September 2018)

Gide Gide Fikret Otyam'ın Ardından – Contemporary Art Center Ankara (5– 21 December 2017) 

Contemporary Istanbul 2017 – “PG Art Gallery” (14 – 17 October 2017)

Bitmeyen Bir Yolculuk: Gide Gide Fikret Otyam'ın Ardından – Fulya Art (21 December 2016 - 3 January 2017)

Contemporary Istanbul 2016 – “PG Art Gallery” (3 – 6 November 2016)
PG Art Gallery – Solo Exhibition: “Abstract Impressions” (9 April 2016 – 3 May 2016)
Contemporary Istanbul 2015 – “PG Art Gallery” (12 – 15 November 2015)
Maslak 42 – Group Exhibition: “Weltschmerz” (21 April – 29 May 2015)
CerModern Ankara – Group Exhibition: “Kentsel Adalet” (6 April – 3 May 2015)
PG Art Gallery – Group Exhibition: “Weltschmerz” (5 – 29 March 2015)
Contemporary Istanbul 2014 – “PG Art Gallery” (13 – 26 November 2014)
Foto İstanbul “Cities and Stories” (17 November 2014 – 18 November 2014)
PG Art Gallery – Solo Exhibition: “Mote Than One” (10 December 2013 – 30 January 2014)
Contemporary Istanbul 2013 – “PG Art Gallery” (7 – 10 October 2013)
İstanbul Modern – Bahrain (25 March – 8 June 2013)
PG Art Gallery – Group Exhibition: “To Look” (1 – 23 February 2013)
Contemporary Istanbul – “PG Art Gallery” (22 – 25 November 2012)
Art Market Budapest 2012 – “PG Art Gallery” (8 – 11 November 2012)
Limmud 2012 – (10 – 11 November 2012)
PG Art Gallery – Group Exhibition: “August 2012″ (1 – 31 August 2012)
PG Art Gallery – Solo Exhibition: “Glance At The Metropolis” (14 March – 8 April 2012)
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art – “After Yesterday” (12 February – 23 September 2012)
Contemporary Istanbul – “PG Art Gallery” (24 – 27 November 2011)

 

Publications

Istanbul Art News – Zeynep Hekim – (April 2016)
Modern and Contemporary Approaches to Photography in Turkey – Engin Özendes – (January 2016)
Artfullliving – Nusret Polat – (December2013)
Architecture Of Life –Interview with Yasemin Semercioğlu – (February 2013)
Foto Film – Interview with Mehtap Güven (November 2012)
Yapı Magazine – Gülseli İnal – (April 2012)
Ilke Publishing – “The Photography Of Jak Baruh: A Narrative” (March 2012)
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art “After Yesterday” (February 2012)
Artist Actual – Neslihan Uçar – (January 2012)

All Images and Original Text © 2018 Jak Baruh

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