Bedri Baykam has grasped the lenticular process, a technique whose material seed has been around for 4-5 decades; he readapted it through a mixture of materials and optical fields with the help of several processes which allow to develop many layers, going sometimes up to 50! The new technique, that he chose to call 4D, (Three dimension + “Time”, the 4th dimensional vector bringing together the past, the present and the future) has raised a lot of interest around the world since 2007.

This series is a synthesis of his works from the last ten years, preceding 2007. “Transparent Layers”, “Girly Plots”, The Horses and Icons Series” and the “Lolitarte” have contributed a great deal directly to the creation of this series. They were the unavoidable result of the double prints on canvas and the transparencies, this time worked over a new surface, the lenticulars. 

Baykam using sometimes up to 40-50 layers has become the artist that has dramatically innovated a material that has been around for 4-5 decades. 

After 2009 Baykam takes advantage of this excellence in mastering this new medium and treats globally thematic subjects such as the general referential to old masters or his own work (Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2009), the full reinterpretation of Edvard Munch (Pinacothèque de Paris 2010), the French Open Tennis Tournament (Roland-Garros Museum, Paris, 2011), or the JFK assassination “8 Seconds that Changed the World” (Piramid Sanat, İstanbul & Çankaya Fine Arts Centre, Ankara 2013-14). More details on these shows are here below.

Coke for the World.
4D - lenticular work,
180x240 cm, 2008

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The Drunken Boat.
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2007

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Message in the Bottle.
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2008

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Che.
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2008

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The Harem D’Avignon is 100 Years Old (1).
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2008

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November 22, 1963.
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2008

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İstanbul Legends: Golden Horn (1).
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2008

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Jane, Serge & the Others.
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2008

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The Harem Now and Then 1.
4D - lenticular work,
180x240 cm, 2008

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New York Icons.
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2008

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The Show Must Go On.
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2008

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Thank You Turkey!
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2008

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İstanbul Legends: The Wind of Yeşilçam.
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2008

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The Harem Now and Then 2.
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2008

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İstanbul Legends: Golden Horn (2).
4D - lenticular work,
180x240 cm, 2008

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American Idol Dramas 1.
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2008

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Heart Boilers: Aykut Kocaman, Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Pierre Van Hooijdonk.
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2007

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Okocha, Nunweiller, Didi: The Cherished Ones of the Public.
4D - lenticular work,
120x90 cm, 2007

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Time.
4D - lenticular work,
180x120 cm, 2009

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The Ultimate Dejeuner.
4D - lenticular work,
180x240 cm, 2008

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