Artist Statement -
As an artist, my purpose in artistic production is to use my daily life experience in satirical and ironical reconstructions within the critiques of socio-
Since 2011 I have been seeking for and experimenting poetically absurd and innovative strategies to create (more universal, provocative and humorous) dialogues between the art work and the audience even if the subject is specifically the distant other, the Orient.
I have been one of the pioneers and developers of laser engraving technique in printmaking. Since the beginning of 2013 I successfully have been using a combination printing technique which involves in relief printing, embossment, engraving, digital photo manipulation and drawing.
My major work with this new technique is a printmaking series which I titled, Sername. Sername has 20 pages (28”x42 each page) of reconstructed and heavily manipulated Ottoman miniatures, which criticize the popular culture, Western conception and imagery of the Orient and the corruption and absurdity in politics (more particularly, Neo-
From February 2nd to March 14th 2015 I enacted a series of public performances (Farewell/Elveda Performances) in various states of America as well as in metropolitan areas of The Republic of Turkey. These performances have been able to convey multiple the critiques and dialogues on Neo-
I prioritize my future works as in following:
|Painting and Drawing|
|Installations and Sculptures|
|2001-1999 - Early Works in Turkey|
|Escape From The Planet of The Apes|
|They Worship The Orange Baron|
|Memories: From 1920s to Justice|
|Driving in America|
|Safranbolu Houses: The places to miss|