Goekhan Erdogan's artistic practice is the result of an extended on-going research about the topic, in which philosophical, psychological, sociological, art history and political aspects are equally important. This comprehensive research provides the basis for the creation and production process that is paradoxically reduced and minimalistic. The image of himself in form of photography or photocopy becomes simultaneously the content and the material. By laminating thousand photographs of himself into solid blocks, he creates photo-sculptures resulting in a variety of bas-reliefs. Each of these works embodies at the same time the repetition of the same and the difference in approaches. By doing so, the work touches fundamental issues of human existence by stimulating questions without forcing any specific answers. On a psychological level, Erdogan is interested in the way humans relate or fail to relate to their own depiction and the consequences these relations produce; like narcissistic personality disorders. Still, influenced by the advantages and disadvantages of a second-generation immigrant, growing up in Frankfurt am Main, his practice implicitly addresses questions related to identity in general. All his self-portraits try to avoid specific facial expression and emotions asking not to be interpreted but stimulate self-awareness.