Overwhelmed-Undersaturated Exhibition: Artist’s Statement

 

 

The monotony of joy.

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Repeat after me

My work is about exploring the streets that we live in. I believe that we ignore the power that we have to challenge and change our fundamental norms of public space and our civic landscape. My art tries to unveil the uniqueness of urban reality.

I call myself “a painter”. I recently stopped painting.

My latest work is a self protest against my need for labeling my art. In this attempt of working differently, I started documenting my life through photography. The slow image-making procedure of film photography enables me to spotlight the monotony and pleasure of every single experience. By framing little details that surround me on my everyday routine, I try to highlight the ignored and the not important. Inspired by the overwhelming bombarding of information through social media, I wanted to throw my work into a new, out of my safe zone, experience. The limited number of images that can be captured through film photography forces me to pay attention to the framed material that I later redevelop or reproduce, revealing the importance of slow observation.

 

I call myself “a painter”. I recently stopped painting.

My latest work is a self protest against my need for labeling my art. In this attempt of working differently, I started documenting my life through photography. The slow image-making procedure of film photography enables me to spotlight the monotony and pleasure of every single experience. By framing little details that surround me on my everyday routine, I tried to highlight the ignored and the not important. Inspired by this exhibition I wanted to throw my work into a new, out of my safe zone, experience. Through a collaboration with an artist and the use of new mediums, like video and performance,  I wanted to explore different fields of art in order to get exposed and develop different motives.

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