Gulce Yelken EN

Gulce Yelken

BIOGRAPHY / IZMIR, 1981

Gülce Yelken was born in İzmir in 1981. In 2010, she graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, School of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture. She started her graduate studies the same year at Dokuz Eylül Institute of Fine Arts in the Department of Sculpture and completed in year 2015. She took part in several national as well as international art shows and symposiums.

Gülce Yelken makes both contemporary as well as traditional choices while selecting the materials to be used. She uses man-made materials like mirror and concrete together with natural materials like wood and marble. According to the artist, finished form of sculpture is hiding more than what is revealed in the process of transformation of the material. Yelken, departing from the idea that in the process of structuring the material incorporates a type of living, Yelken attempts trials by introducing segments from the various stages of the material at the “finished” forms of her sculptures. Thereby, she emphasizes both the time worn by the material as well as elapsed while the artist works with the material. Sound is one of the primary elements of her works. Sound coming from the material appears both as a part of the contact established with the sculpture and also a new form of art. Sound is both a source of inspiration of the series of sculptures named “Sound Form” and is at the same time transformed into an installation on its own enhancing dialogue of these sculptures with the audience.

2016Untitled 4

2016
Untitled 4

sculpture - pink marble
40 x 36 x 10 cm
2016
2016Untitled 5

2016
Untitled 5

sculpture - marble, metal, tree branch
40 x 30 x 29 cm
2016
2016S.F-4

2016
S.F-4

sculpture - metal
55 x 53 x 11 cm
2016
2016S.F-6

2016
S.F-6

sculpture - metal, tree root
50 x 50 x 20 cm
2016
2016S.F-5

2016
S.F-5

sculpture - metal
55 x 33 x 11 cm
2016
2016S.F-2

2016
S.F-2

sculpture - metal, tree branch
47 x 29 x 10 cm
2016
2016S.F-3

2016
S.F-3

sculpture - metal
52 x 24 x 11 cm
2016
2015Untitled 3

2015
Untitled 3

sculpture - marble from Marmara
141 x 24 x 30 cm
2015
2010Balance

2010
Balance

sculpture - pinewood
165 x 78 x 24 cm
2010
2010Untitled 2

2010
Untitled 2

sculpture - granite, tree branch
70 x 50 x 15 cm
2010
2009Untitled 1

2009
Untitled 1

sculpture - basswood
70 x 50 x 15 cm
2009
2008Needle

2008
Needle

sculpture - marble, tree branch
70 x 64 x 24 cm
2008

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Gokhan Deniz EN

Gokhan Deniz

BIOGRAPHY / ISTANBUL, 1974

Gökhan Deniz graduated from Marmara University, Painting Department. He was awarded in 2003 with Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Turkey prize in in the category of “Human Rights, Children and Contribution To Peace Worldwide”. He is actively engaged in civil society activities concerning human rights violations and children at risk. He is also organizing workshops of art at confined institutions (such as prisons and psychiatric institutions).

Deniz uses in his paintings materials like plexyglass, stainless steel besides classical materials such as paper and canvass. Attempts of Deniz to try new materials provides him a flexibility to bring novelties to his career.

Although his technique is changed in each of his new series, the common point of all of his works comprises of the human being. His works are focused on such feelings in respect of human relations like fear, angst and guiltiness. Characters in his are deprived of the perception of time; the feelings reflected to ourselves by these characters enable facility of our emphatic identification with them. Deniz’s characters are generally nested in the landscape and such landscapes add animation and mobility to the human figures. Heroes in the works of art cause the audience commence an instant and rapid dialogue by their glances and movements. Through such dialogue the audience becomes a part of the work of art as well.

2014Continual Figures Series 1 – ‘Do You Feel Guilty?’

2014
Continual Figures Series 1 – ‘Do You Feel Guilty?’

mixed media on plastic
122 x 92 cm
2014
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2014
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mixed media on canvas
40 x 140 cm
2016
2014Untitled

2014
Untitled

mixed media on stainless-steel
42.5 x 125 cm
2014
2014Continual Portraits no 3

2014
Continual Portraits no 3

mixed media on plastic
59.5 x 44.5 cm
2014
2014Continual Portraits

2014
Continual Portraits

mixed media on plastic
59.5 x 44.5 cm
2014
2013Where Do You Get Away From It All?

2013
Where Do You Get Away From It All?

mixed media on plexiglass
diptych, 260.6 x 188.3 cm
2013
2012Distance 2

2012
Distance 2

mixed media on stainless-steel
200 x 117 cm
2012
2012Save Yourself

2012
Save Yourself

mixed media on stainless-steel
200 x 117 cm
2012
2011Hush Up!

2011
Hush Up!

mixed media on canvas
130 x 200 cm
2011
2010Untitled

2010
Untitled

mixed media on canvas
200 x 140 cm
2010
2010Untitled

2010
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mixed media on paper
67 x 49.5 cm
2010
2009Evil Men “Who Would You Play?

2009
Evil Men “Who Would You Play?"

mixed media on canvas
200 x 140 cm
2009

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Fulya Asyali EN

Fulya Asyali

 

BIOGRAPHY / ISTANBUL, 1981

Fulya Asyalı was graduated from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture in 2004. She completed her graduate studies in 2008, and her doctorate degree in 2016. At present, she is working as a research associate at the same institution. Besides opening personal exhibitions, Fulya Asyalı also took part in both national as well as international art shows.

Asyalı’s art is recognized by her surrealist approach to figurative sculptures. In her works, she creates metamorphic objects expressing melancholic feelings upon combining miniscule remnants of the town with parts of the human body. In her sculptures where contrasting concepts like living/non-living, new/old, past/future and interior/exterior are used, she enables us to question the bipolar make-up of existence. By means of bringing together contrary elements, she reinforces the inquiries made over dualities. Her merging of the fragments of the acquainted is, besides a confrontation of the alienation we are experiencing, also a call to look athwart at the recognized. Her sculptures invite the audience to “Look Awry” as worded by Zizek. Because alteration of the perspective in fact means re-clarification of our minds polluted for a long time.

2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

sculpture - metal, mixed media
Ø 80 cm
2016
2013Ballerina

2013
Ballerina

sculpture - metal, mixed media
145 x 70 x 70 cm
2013
2013Hobo

2013
Hobo

sculpture - metal, mixed media
110 x 100 x 70 cm
2013
2013Prostitute

2013
Prostitute

sculpture - metal, mixed media
155 x 45 x 43 cm
2013
2013With Spinning Top

2013
With Spinning Top

sculpture - metal, mixed media
85 x 30 x 26 cm
2013
2013Bride

2013
Bride

sculpture - metal, mixed media
110 x 100 x 65 cm
2013
2013Bride (Detail)

2013
Bride (Detail)

sculpture - metal, mixed media
110 x 100 x 65 cm
2013
2013Mirror

2013
Mirror

sculpture - metal, mixed media
90 x 50 x 5 cm
2013
2012Today is Holiday

2012
Today is Holiday

sculpture - mixed media
95 x 30 x 26 cm
2012
2012Scout

2012
Scout

sculpture - metal, mixed media
114 x 45 x 40 cm
2012
2012Students

2012
Students

sculpture - metal, mixed media
113 x 18 x 18 cm / 95 x 17 x 16 cm
2012
2010Working Hours

2010
Working Hours

sculpture - mixed media
8 x 7 x 5 cm
2010

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Fatmagul Karadeniz EN

Fatmagul Karadeniz

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BIOGRAPHY / ISTANBUL, 1963

Fatmagül Karadeniz graduated from Bosphorus University, Tourism and Hospitality Management Department in 1986. She was engaged with design works at Kasım Koçak Workshop in 1990, and with painting at Orhan Taylan Workshop between years 2000-2002. As from 2005 onwards, she started to work with Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery.

The passion for art of Karadeniz commences with collecting. By the time progress, she was leaded her to her own drawings. Her initially emerging narrative starting with the figure is later transformed to the abstract. The artist shapes her technique according to her creation. In parallel to the proliferation of the patterns of expression, she is not limited solely to the canvas. Installation becomes a form of expression sought recourse in order to expand the boundaries of means for narration and creation.

Karadeniz assumes her source of inspiration from the trips made to the distant tribes and isolated cultures in the East and the West alike. Every experience is transformed into her music and is enlivened in her works upon transfiguration. Visual layers forming the town of Istanbul for a period of time more than two thousand years, play an essential role in the early paintings of the artist. At the aforesaid period, in the background of abstract compositions, appear queens and hierarchical characters reminding Byzantium symbols. She refers to the concepts of ‘time’ and ‘existence’ in her works. For human beings, these two concepts are memories remembered as feelings and experiences, whereas for towns they are remnants from past civilizations. Our personal memories resuming our past in this world and remnants left behind in the towns are transformed into layers of color shades and paint in the works of the artist. Her sensitivities are converted into sources nourishing her works. Karadeniz oversees not only cultures and cultural strata, but sorrows of our time as well. Her recent figurative aquarelle exhibition titled “Mesopotamian Women” is a product of such an oversight. Women are suffering in the Mesopotamian region nestling Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. These women have no homes, beds and identities. Karadeniz introduces and presents us in her works the hard living conditions of the women of those regions from a different perspective.

2016Untitled

2016
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mixed media
20 x 30 cm
2016
2010Untitled

2010
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oil on canvas
180 x 120 cm
2010
2008Untitled

2008
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oil on canvas
100 x 140 cm
2008
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2008
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oil on canvas
160 x 143 cm
2008
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2008
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oil, mixed media on canvas
38 x 102 cm
2008
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2007
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oil on canvas
68 x 30 cm
2007
2007Untitled

2007
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oil on canvas
140 x 160 cm
2007
2007Untitled

2007
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oil on canvas
68 x 30 cm
2007
2007Untitled

2007
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mixed media
68 x 30 cm
2007
2007Untitled

2007
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oil on canvas
30 x 68 cm
2007
2007Untitled

2007
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oil on canvas
68 x 30 cm
2007
2007Untitled

2007
Untitled

oil on canvas
92 x 38 cm
2007

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Kerem Topuz EN

Kerem Topuz

BIOGRAPHY / TEKİRDAĞ, 1978

As a Director and multidisciplinary artist, Kerem Topuz was trained in Akademi İstanbul for Cinema and TV between years 1996-98. Was engaged with video and visual installation activities in the concerts of Istanbul’s experimental music group Sad Eyed Lemurs. Took part in collective projects jointly with new artists as well as art student groups. In  2011, he was awarded with prizes in the international arena by means of such feature length motion picture titled “Film” which he shot under improvisation technique. In 2013, the book he wrote on motion Picture theory was published from Altıkırkbeş Publications under the title of ‘Improvised Film Shooting’. He acted as Cinema Department Head under Akademi Istanbul. He organized seminars at various universities on ‘Improvised Cinema and Guerilla Cinematography’. In 2014, the motion picture titled ‘Outlaws” as a script writer was released to theater houses. Thereafter, he gave emphasis to painting and collage works that he had suspended for a while.

In the works generated under different disciplines, Topuz creates serial production items and popular symbols upon duplicating the same via digital techniques at times, and on other occasions using together various materials and findings which are irrelevant. He releases the materials, symbols used from their meanings acknowledged visually, isolates the same and combines them with irrelevant materials. Thereby, upon re-identifying the popular culture images, iconic works of art or daily consumption items in an ironic manner beyond their actual meanings and emphasizes their ‘kitschy’ elements. In other words, the artist preferring to use ordinary and well-known images in his works overall, is converting the banality of daily life through high-contrast and lively colors, into re-generated qualified (non-qualified) objects. 

2017Enframed David

2017
Enframed David

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Ladle

2017
Ladle

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Like Lambs To The Slaughter

2017
Like Lambs To The Slaughter

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Lincoln And The Fishes

2017
Lincoln And The Fishes

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Snookered David

2017
Snookered David

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017The Doe

2017
The Doe

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017The Sense Of Beauty

2017
The Sense Of Beauty

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Tilda Swinton

2017
Tilda Swinton

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Coke

2017
Coke

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Venus

2017
Venus

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Frida Kahlo

2017
Frida Kahlo

digital media
variable dimensions
2017
2017Gangster Shoes

2017
Gangster Shoes

digital media
variable dimensions
2017

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