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Raised between the north of Germany, Istanbul and Athens in an intercultural family and environment, Viron Erol Vert lives and works between Berlin and the Mediterranean region. His artistic approach raises questions of identity and affinity. By constantly exploring and challenging these concepts, he finds new perspectives and aspects of what is supposedly (non-)familiar.
His personal multicultural imprint plays a key role in his research processes, as does his close connection to various sub-cultural contexts of Berlin's club scene.
Vert's works are fundamentally characterized by the state and atmosphere of being in-between. They weave together different cultures, materials, languages, forms of expression, ways of seeing, and even views of life into a hybrid, complementary identity. His interest oscillates between religious systems, cultural identity, and linguistic experiences, reflecting the contrasts that result from combining antagonizing elements. He is interested in scientific research and monotheistic religions, cultural narratives and clichés, elements of club culture and craft traditions.
In his artistic work, Vert seeks to reveal and overcome abstract and theoretical boundaries in order to enrich life with acoustic, social and physical imaginary, as well as pictorial and sculptural spaces.
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