A former office worker from Istanbul becomes world famous with his collages. Now 30 of his works are being shown for the first time in an exhibition in Stuttgart and sold for a good cause.
S-Ost – A little girl blows soap bubbles into the summer air with pursed lips – but the delicate, shimmering soap balls turn into the dirty gray clouds of smoke from a bomb explosion in a city that has already been badly destroyed. A boy is about to take off a yellow paper plane – but the paper plane is transformed into a camouflaged military jet that is about to drop bombs. Uğur Gallenkuş’s works of art on Instagram are world-famous, he has 1.1 million followers there, and almost every post from him gets tens of thousands of likes. Now the works of the Turkish artist can be seen and bought for the first time in an exhibition: in the premises of the Tailormade agency in the east of Stuttgart.