Window / Pencere:
Window, acrylic on 48 canvases, 520 x 300 cm., 1995
Special project for 4th Istanbul Biennial
From the catalogue
“To produce artistic structure/form from daily activities and to intend to question references of traditional art on this basis.”
Artistic activity starts from the documentation of a specific house, glass doors opening to the balcony, with the interior it frames, with the objects and the subjects, with the composed wall and the window in it, at 48 different times, in 48 different lights, the things it contains, reflects, implies, recalls.
The original work is composed of 48 details as shown-chosen in the structure.
48 “window” images are ones more divided into 48 equal parts and the chosen parts are applied on canvas in acrylic.
From the notebook of the production process
… The curtains are drawn, the bird cage put out in the sun, breathing a cool summer day.
… The shadow of the antenna is dividing the wall exactly the way I wanted in the late afternoon light.
… Night, I wanted all the objects that are seen in the light of the interior, especially the emptiness with no human beings.
… One has to pursue the plastic experience that by no means decodes the room-space; so that, -even though people are not accustomed to see their houses across- if the subjects of the room-space ever encounter with artistic activities, a probable familiarity should not cause any reaction.
…45 minutes before the sunrise: The most hidden, the most birth-like experience, the most satturated, the most evenly spread light.
My hero from 9/11, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 175 cm, 2005
Hecate and Empusa or Gulf of Smyrna (Izmir), acrylic on canvas, 109 x 103 cm, 2005. (Private collection)
Difficult sleep, acrylic on canvas, 2001
Old womans clothes (This is the name of the natural rugged areas on Samothrace Island, Greece. This natural forms are the origin of my following three paintings)
My wild darling is dancing, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 1999. (Private collection)
The unreachable speed, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 1999. (Private collection)
The unhappiness call, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 1999. (Private collection)