4 of my works were shown at Contemporary Istanbul 2019 Art Fair with Halka Art Project. The Fair was between 11- 15 September.
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“Myths and Dreams” is a modest tribute to Anatolia’s infinitely rich cultural patrimony, featuring works by contemporary artists living in this region of the world and about its places with an ancient past or mythological imagery. The exhibition emphasizes that we inhabit a universe of images where yesterday and today come together on one single plane, and that our cultural heritage is not an abstract entity independent of our present. With a particular focus on Anatolia’s memory lane, it allows us to look at the legends as our collective consciousness connecting us to each other.
Two of my works were selected for Myths and Dreams exhibition curated by İpek Yeğinsü. The exhibition was between 5 July- 5 September at Kıraathane 24.
Curated by Marcus Graf my latest solo show was at
Büyükdere 35 between 26 September- 10 November 2018
eng In this world, where we have difficulty in understanding how the time passes, the troubles we suddenly feel, and the anxieties we develop with the feeling of dread triggered by the efforts for finding a place in life are the concepts the exhibition “Limbs Unknown” deals with. Baysan Yüksel’s insight, “survival mechanisms we develop during the evolutionary process is triggered unexpectedly, and we become our enemy” constitutes the conceptual frame of the exhibition. Paintings resembling the sequences from dark tales, and the projection of personal and social face downs are described with an octopus, a species who has complete different feelings than humans. The artist, associating the flexible and polydactyl anatomy of the octopus with the unknown feelings, correlates temporary feelings with the wind, whereas linking fragility with the water. The exhibition titled “Limbs Unknown” centers upon the state of astonishment triggered by the anxieties.
The exhibition focuses on making the viewers remember and feel the short moments where the emotional burden is felt as a result of the triggered unknown and untraceable anxieties by freezing them.
tr Zamanın nasıl akıp gittiğini anlamakta zorlandığımız bu dünyada aniden içimize doğan sıkıntılar, hayatta yer bulma çabalarının tetiklediği dehşet duygusu ile büyüttüğümüz kaygılar ”Bilinmeyen Uzuvlar” adlı sergide Baysan Yüksel tarafından “Evrimsel süreçte geliştirdiğimiz hayatta kalma mekanizmaları, tuhaf anlarda tetiklenip bizi kendi kendimizin düşmanı haline getirebiliyor.” İçgörüsüyle” ele alınıyor. Karanlık masalların sekanslarını andıran pentürler, bireysel ve toplumsal yüzleşmelerin iz düşümü. Bu duyguları, insana en uzak türlerden biri olan ahtapot figürüyle betimliyor. Esnek ve çok uzuvlu anatomiye sahip olan ahtapot, yaşadığımız bu hislerin değişkenliğini ve bilinmezliğini sembolize ediyor. Rüzgar ile duyguların uçuculuğunu, su ile kırılganlığı anlatıyor. Yaşanılan kaygılardan dolayı oluşan donakalma anına vurgu yapıyor.
Bilinmeyen, izi sürülemeyen bir kaygı tetiklendiğinde oluşan duygu yükünün hissedildiği mikro saniyelik anları dondurarak izleyiciye yeniden hatırlatmaya ve hissettirmeye odaklanıyor.
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Grey Eyes / Gri Gözler, 40 x30 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
The Wind / Rüzgar, 110 x140 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Elephant Shoe, 120 x90 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Deep Water / Derin Sular, 120 x100 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
The Curtain Inbetween a.k.a Light as a Feather Stiff as a Board / Aradaki Perde a.k.a Tahta Gibi Sert Tüy Gibi Hafif, 120 x160 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Sarı / Yellow, 25 x35 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Protecting the Rock / Kayayı Korumak, 40 x30 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Bathysphere / Batisfer, 50 x 70 cm, Acrylics on Wood, 2018
Night Sky / Gece Göğü, 60 x 50 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
House / Ev, 100 x 100 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Waves / Dalgalar, 32 x24 x35 cm, Mixed Media, 2018
The Red Thread / Kırmızı İp, 45 x90 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Heart / Kalp, 50 x35 cm, Silk Screen Print, ed.50 + 1AP, 2018
12 Deep / 12 Kat Derin, 35 x25 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Waterfall / Şelale, 60 x40 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
Blue Butterfly / Mavi Kelebek, 90 x120 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
White Flowers, Pink Flowers / Beyaz Çiçekler, Pembe Çiçekler, 100 x70 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018
From The Opening Night:
Arkaoda Kasım posteri de benden geldi (: / Poster illustration for Arkaoda for Nov.
The door mural I made for Buyukdere35
We had a great time at the ceramics painting workshop at Buyukdere 35 that I held.
Here are some photos from the group and some plates I painted.
I was invited for Tasarım Tomtom Sokakta ( an art&design organization held twice a year) Besides from exhibitng my artworks I also painted doors for the story room. The story was about a litte girl and her mother starting a new life, a new journey. It had a lot of fantastic characters like dragons and monsters. So as I was painting the doors I was inspired by tarot cards. The story was written beautifully by Bahar Korçan and Arbil Çelen Yuca full-heartedly told this story everyday at the story room I painted during the organization. It was a one of a time experience for me.
It took me five days to paint all the doors and I am happy how it turned out. Tasarım Tomtom Sokakta was between 18-21 October. Here are some photos from the painting progress and the show.