Born in Istanbul in 1991, Hakan Sorar completed his undergraduate degree from the Mechanical Engineering Program and master’s degree from Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Science. Sorar, who received an associate degree from the Department of Cultural Heritage and Tourism at Istanbul University, continues his graduate degree at the Department of Communication Design and Semiotics in Beykoz University.
Sorar focuses on the concepts of identity, memory, humans, and city. By using the instant filming technique, he destroys the forms of the frames that shoot and creates new realities. He manipulates the frozen ‘moment’, fragments it, and forms new frames that include subjective properties. In the digital compositions, he combines human figures with architectural elements and investigates the relationship between man and his changing environment. Throughout his digital drawings in which the lines between the bodies and objects become subtler, Sorar questions the body, which is controlled, shaped and objectified by various mechanisms. He invites the viewer to question about the body, identity, form, politics, and gender.