Ulgener’s work centres around the body. The bionic additions he creates enhance, and deform the human body or respond to its inherent limitations. “I like to change the default features of the objects or come up with useful versions of it,” Ulgener says. “Machinery has always been of interest to me and a field for huge research opportunity which can give depth to my work,” he adds. Ulgener’s work sees bodies adorned with anti-chin deformers, upgraded fingers and interplanetary antennas that double as headbands, expanding not only the capabilities of the human body but the definitions of beauty.
The incessant technological advancements and the consequent intimate relationship between technology and the body have often been a source of fear for many. Technophobia has often resulted in technology's union with the body being portrayed as a dystopian scenario in visual culture. Ulgener’s work, on the other hand, sees opportunities that technology can propose. “Technophobia grows with technophilia as if they were twins with different personalities”, Ulgener says. Exploring the inevitability of human-machine fusion, his work conjures up transhuman creatures that speculate, if not predict the future of humanity.