The Portrait, 2015

fine art print on Hahnemühle photo rag ultra smooth 305 g/m²
120×144 cm

Günyol and Kunt address the inequality in the distribution of wealth as emphasized with the slogan “we are the 99 percent” by looking at the other side of the equation. The Portrait (2015) is a piece that brings together in a photographic print the wealthiest 100 people listed in Forbes magazine’s World’s Billionaires list for 2015. […] The portrait, a composite image made by printing of 100 photographs on top of each other, presents an anonymous character […] ghost images of all those people blend into a single image, as if it is an identikit.[…] One can see a human figure on this photograph only looking from a certain distance, which evokes the distance between the characters that make the portrait and the rest of people representing the 99 percent.

Rana Öztürk, minute by minute (Istanbul: Dirimart Publications, 2015).

Installation view; Dirimart, Istanbul
photo 1: Işık Kaya