Acrylic, tulle, thread, photo transfer on linen, varnish, wooden canvas stretcher
Dimensions: 100cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 39.4" (H) x 39.4" (W) x 1.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This is an interdisciplinary project that contains both the artwork as well as its ‘process log’, which aims to record its construction process and ‘expansion of the process’ as a mapping of the idea. These pieces listed will be selling as a whole with the price that is indicated.
1 wall sculpture
acrylic, tulle, thread, photo transfer on linen, varnish, wooden canvas stretcher
100 cm x 100 cm
‘expansion of the process’
Mixed media on mesh [USB stick (performative video), laser print (stills), wood sample (canvas stretcher), canvas samples, thread samples, acrylic application samples, tulle samples, photo transfer samples]
65 cm x 15 cm
3 process log
‘process log’ (Samples)
Mixed media on mesh
50 cm x 15 cm
Otto Batuhan Türker talks on a piece (shortened):
"General point of view is that, an artistic object creates argumentative space on itself and its concept after its realization. However production process of the artistic product is also a mechanism that created as a result of circulation between people and places. Various products that are used and each individual or place contacted to reach these products are also a means of collecting ideas and stories.
'actual-imagined-implied' aims to record ideas and stories about Social Identity through an artistic objects production process. At that point, the idea evaluates the artistic object as an instrument which aims to record ideas and stories, not as an object expected to be finished in a way or to be . In this context, the production process of the artistic object was expanded and mapped in order to allow the instrument to reach different ideas and touch different points in the city map. In that sense, a suitable ground was created to communicate within different socioeconomic and socio-cultural contexts in the city autonomously.
'Interdisciplinary Metamorphosis' is a key concept for the process to be able to communicate with different people. This goal is important not only for my family and friends and their environment but also for communicating with the members of different social and cultural groups in the city. The first part of the process: as a homosexual member of the country who did not grow into a religious family, a man who could not succeed in the codes of masculinity in Turkey, it was a performative video to address about shaping of my own self. In this regard, I produced my own criticism as a video performance against the stabilized camera. Afterwards, the video was turned into photographs, photographs to printouts, printouts to canvases, canvases to tailoring and carpentry works and hours in cafes to complete the work in different periods of process. These sub-processes were also divided into pieces in such a way that I had to go to different places of the city. Here, it was important to go to small workshops and cafes to be able to conduct one to one conversations easily. In a guiding and thought-taking approach, I have started the conversation on ‘Social Identity’ with individuals. After that, I have recorded their ideas and stories in my process log. I have taken a permit from each individual if I can record their stories in my log with their names and locations or if they want to stay anonymous after conversation by describing the project. The process log became a documentation of both production, material uses, experiences in addition to the individuals’ stories. In that sense, ’actual-imagined-implied’ would be seen as a contemporary approach of archiving. Seeking to project the collective memory of the culture..."
*signed and dated at the back by the artist Otto Batuhan Turker
**piece will be sent with certificate of authenticity in a crate
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Based in: Ankara - İstanbul - Berlin
Otto Batuhan Türker claims that the architecture itself is a constructionist discourse of contemporary life dialectics suggesting a constructivist, materialist and rationalist attitude towards the ideals. His visual construct constitutes architectural metaphors, principles and processes in the intersection of painting, sculpture and installation which transposes both, a mass of structure and a painterly façade. Heavily influenced by the modernist period and its doctrine, Türker explores how the contemporary homo-sapiens have been charmed with modernism and the modernist perception. Therefore, his works seeks to reach to the pure, the abstract and the meta; in which the representation of the idea has been defined through the construction process of the work. The process of construction as a result of the analysis / psychoanalysis of the object, the structure and the place bears the traces of the artist's deconstructionist and designerly attitudes. ‘the construction of perception’, ‘visual and kinesthetic experience’, ‘objects’, ’structures’ and ‘the world of the built environment’ ; the social, economic, aesthetic and institutional systems that relate the individual with these in terms of context are the key subjects of the artist.
The artist, who took a part in the installations and exhibitions of artists such as Hale Tenger, Armin Linke, Turiya Magadlena at the 16th Istanbul Biennial (2019) curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, was included in the Saatchi Art collection curated by Megan Wright with 'Split Canvas: International Klein Blue' in July 2019. The artist, who opened his first solo show in METU in 2018 (May), was awarded by Architizer, ISMD, IBB and ArtAnkara Contemporary Art Fair. His recents exhibitions include ‘Aesthetics&Criticism’ (group show, curator:Jale Erzen), ‘Archive No:11’ (group show, curator:Ayşen Savaş), ‘_strata’ (performance installation, curator:_sojörn) in METU and fairs such as ArtContact Contemporary Art Fair, ArtAnkara 6th Contemporary Art Fair, İBB Kültür Maçka.
Artist Statement: ''I confess, my soul does not fit in any academic formalism, including definitions to apply which motives the output that concretes in artisan’s hands. My soul addresses the spirit which comprises a body of data, extends beyond certain fundamental truths and dogmas that limit the artist within their fence. I cannot be taken shelter in the inhabitable shores since I have tasted experiences of any kind of intense pleasure that extends beyond the known. Experiences which are anarchistic, fetishistic, defensive, political, spatial et cetera. The artist’s real truth, the experience, is always in loop which starts from anywhere then falls into the endless abyss. As opposed to the definitions, I deny any meaning for the meaning's sake. ''
_ArtContact Contemporary Art Fair, 1-6 June 2021
_ArtAnkara 6th Contemporary Art Fair, 12-15 March 2020, Turkey
_within the scope of Keeping it Modern project by Getty Foundation:
Archive No:11, group show, 15.01.2020, METU Architecture
curator: Aysen Savas
_Strata, performance, 06-07,12,2019, Furuzan Olsen Exhibition Hall, Ankara-Turkey
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