Can Demirezen (Mönchengladbach)
Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 80 x 100 cm
About the Artist:
Can Demirezen was born in Mönchengladbach, Germany. He is currently studying business informatics. He got inspired by his fate of being abandoned with his grandparents. Raised in a social housing complex, he began his career as an artist and designer.
Can began to mix art with fashion early on and create hand-painted individual pieces that caused a stir internationally. The breakthrough and attention first came through denim jackets.
Several pop-up stores in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Düsseldorf followed. Can founded his own fashion label Midnight and, thanks to his preference for urban music and designs, managed to reach bigger personalities such as Octavian, various German rap artists or the Berlin techno scene with Andhim, who wear the pieces by Midnight.
Through collaborations such as with the high luxury brand MCM, Can Demirezen has made a name for itself in the fashion world with its mention in the Highsnobiety Magazine. Demirezen describes his art as Postmodern – Pop Art Art and the deeper meaning of his paintings is not only easily accessible to the recipient, but also offers great scope for interpretation.
The painting shows a laughing, friendly-looking cyborg. This cyborg was probably human before, as small parts of his brain are still visible. This “person of the future” still exudes a touch of calm, so that one should not be afraid of the future. Nevertheless, the question arises as to whether the “man of the future” looks the same and whether we as humans will lose touch with nature and our origins. Above the human-cyborg hybrid there is the word “future” in squiggled, sprayed font, which is supposed to represent a utopia in connection with the hybrid.