ABOUT THE RHINO SERIES

THEY ARE NOT AT ALL HARMFUL IF YOU DO NOT TOUCH THEM”

“Becoming a rhino is a transformation rather than, and beyond, a change.Change can be reversed, one can change again; but transformation is irreversible”. The artist's “Megalopolis” series, which has been continuing to create since 2012; Based on Georg Simmel's essay “Metropolis and Mental Life met, she presents a narrative of metropolitan life and alienation problems of the metropolitan individual to the audience in different mediums. The metropolitan actor of the series, cold, heavy, thickskinned rhino images, referring to blasé *; Grid plans and ovoid forms symbolizing the metropolis, which are the concrete manifestations of

metropolitan architecture, show the basic elements of the series.

From this series; A fictional metropolis that is not located on any map, sometimes reminiscent of its fictional predecessor Gotham City, a dreamy metropolis “Dark City’..

Seductive like a chic nightclub, as dark as the promise of power it offers, a place where love and hate intertwine. At the darkest point of urban life, could the main actor of the Metropolis series, Blase, which is embodied in a rhinoceros, egg shell expected to crack with his walking, rise like a screa in the middle of the night and awaken other metropolitan? While the light inside the half translucent looking ovoid form,

referring to the heart of the metropolis and its endless energy, creates a disturbing contrast with the rhino figure symbolizing blasé. Blasé, with the makeshift status on the earth that is expected to be his home, invokes feelings of misplacedness and loss.