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Limbs Unknown / Solo Show

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.

Artful Living Röportajı: Yetişkin Olmak Zorunda Kalan Çocuklarız Hepimiz

Art Unlimited Röportajı:Kaygının Temsili

Artworks:

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

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tomtom: bir yolculuk masalı

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.

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Upcoming

Very happy to announce that my New Solo Show, Limbs Unknown will be opening on Sebtember 26 at Büyükdere 35

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Grey Eyes, 40 x 30 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018

 

 

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Deep Water

New work for the series Limbs Unknown

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120 x 100 cm, Acrylics on Canvas, 2018

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Kış Kelebeği

tr Zeynep Alpaslan‘ın yazdığı benim resimlediğim Kış Kelebeği Sırtlan Çocuk etiketiyle yayınlandı. Ben resimlerken çok keyif aldım umarım siz de okurken aynı keyfi alırsınız (:

eng Winter Butterfly is a picture book written by Zeynep Alpaslan and illustrated by me. Published by Sırtlan Çocuk.

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this is how you dream

I made a new short video for the project this is how you dream.

More will follow (:

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Magma Magazine illustrations

Some of the recent editorial illustrations I did monthly for Magma Magazine

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The Wind

From the ongoing Limbs Unknown Series

The Wind, 110 x140 cm, Acrylics on Canvas

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hayat / life

I am so proud to be part of this auction for young people with down syndrome. The auction was held at Hilton, Bomonti 27th of December 2017. All the works of all the artists participated were sold and the fund collected used for the employement of these young, beautiful people.

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Sahil / The Beach, 17×21 cm, Acrylics on Paper, 2017

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Journal / Günce

This is a project about a fictional found journal written in 1901. All the entries are written in poems and the epilogue is written hundred years later.

The the journal is written by a woman who had been betrayed by her lover and hundred years later her soul awakens and seeks for revenge.

It is a hand written and illustrated artist’s book.

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