Sukan is a multi-faceted artist who is trained in interior architecture and photography and has tackled ideas that question the limitations of human perception, the borders of the physical and the virtual as well as the visible and the invisible. Sükan’s work positions the artist as a challenging narrator who re-creates an idea or a form that confirms viewer expectations at first glance while undercutting them in practice.


Sükan created the series presented at Leica Gallery Istanbul as he was working for international magazines such as L'Uomo Vogue (Italy), A Magazine (France), Crash (France), Faces (Switzerland) and Muse Magazine (Italy) between 2004-2008. Sükan captures the tension and the individuality that remain present at back stages before the models enter the catwalk where they lose their individuality becoming actors of consumerism or objects of art. Sükan momentarily steals these figures - who are preparing for other roles - to create his own dialogue and mise-en-scène right before they appear on the actual stage.


Untitled 9 (Costume National), 2005


Arslan Sükan

Untitled 9 (Costume National), 2005 

From the series of Prelude

Black and white archival inkjet print on baryta photographic paper

Limited Edition



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