ABOUT GÖKTE TUNÇ

Gokte Tunc, an artist who has been using "industrial wastes" as a medium in performing her art. Continuing with her performance of utilising industrial 'left-overs', Gokte Tunc has added a new material, the mirror surface, to her works. The notion of 'circle' in both the physical and metaphysical context symbolises the eternal turn and endless energy. It signifies the change, the evolution, the order and chaos, conducting us to think about it while urging our apprehension of these illusions in form and colour in every different direction, questioning the reality. 

The three dimensional objects generate optical illusions by means of their assemblage and the material used, incorporating the viewers vision in the playful relationship of their simple geometric forms; and they stand open to a wide spectrum of connotations ranging from universal knowledge to personal memory.

Her works- successful in steering, even creating a perception by virtue of the visual and beyond-visual depth established between the plain and the complicated- is above and beyond consisting of single aesthetical objects, and the exposition presents us with the opportunity of an holistic experimentation in between two universes mastered by metaphysics and hi-tech.

Her works  are in many collections in Turkey and in Europe.

Some Documents :

Unknown Future          

Other Side          

Beautiful Days 

OTHER SIDE

Sometimes what we think we know can actually be proof that we don't know anything. There is always an OTHER. Can we be the other side of a reality?

Mostly produced (upcycled) from waste industrial materials, with a color tranquility creating almost a monochromatic effect, after previous works - evocative of three dimensional town plans, or sometimes sections- new works of Gökte Tunç exhibited at Gallery G-Art display once more the effects of spatiality. The three dimensional objects generate optical illusions by means of their assemblage and the material used, incorporating the viewers vision in the playful relationship of their simple geometric forms; and they stand open to a wide spectrum of connotations ranging from universal knowledge to personal memory. Togetherness of diverse objects, using the same language, leaves the viewer amidst of an order -or chaos- established in a planet other than the Earth. In fact “transparent eyes” creating the illusion of an embedded viewfinder, draw the line of an uncanny space and cause the viewer to feel himself under surveillance. This exhibition - successful in steering, even creating a perception by virtue of the visual and beyond-visual depth established between the plain and the complicated- is above and beyond consisting of single aesthetical objects, and the exposition presents us with the opportunity of an holistic experimentation in between two universes mastered by metaphysics and hi-tech.

Murat Tabanlıoğlu 

 

Other Side Catalog    

Gokte Tunc, an artist who has been using "industrial wastes" as a medium in performing her art for over a decade is making her appearance with latest exhibition of her current works, the "Circle" at Gallery G-Art, in Beyoglu. 

Continuing with her performance of utilising industrial 'left-overs', Gokte Tunc has added a new material, the mirror surface, to her works. The notion of 'circle' in both the physical and metaphysical context symbolises the eternal turn and endless energy. It signifies the change, the evolution, the order and chaos, conducting us to think about it while urging our apprehension of these illusions in form and colour in every different direction, questioning the reality.   These aesthetic works causing our perception to wander from reality to illusion is actually in a perfect balance and conformity within its intertwined spirals just like nature itself and we automatically connect with their reference to nature in real life while observing them. There is a tranquil and minimal order and balance in these forms however massy and dense they may seem. The randomly striped lines of circles lead to  the maintenance of a perfectly executed order of forms. This is the notion of "entropy", minimum energy and maximum chaos; the secret of absolute balance and minimalism.  The artist uses mainly two colours: blue and white. White is the symbol of eternity while blue is that of the  hidden, the secret and the unknown. The works of square forms, on the other hand, traps the circles within its sharp contours and acts as the door  opening to another realm. After a while you don't see the square contour anymore and depending on your angle of sight,  you stop perceiving the exact shape. We realise, at the end, that the "circles" frequently encountered in daily life actually are uniting, linking and binding forms;  sometimes making meaningful what seems meaningless at first sight. 

METAFORM

Gallery G-art with Gökte Tunç, who made a concrete intervention in urban transformation on January 6, 2008…

Gökte Tunç, one of the structurally contemporary interpretations; Mankind, who disrupts the order of nature and creates a new way of life and space by dominating it, is making a concrete intervention in its consumption process.
It also emphasizes the importance of recycling, with the structure it creates by bending and melting the industrial wastes we live with, and by repetitive clusters. In this exhibition, after the cities of the earth, he examines the cities of space for the continuation of human beings who consume the world they live in.