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GONUL NUHOGLU / 4

Dark Descent

Bronze Casting, Cooper

50 × 35 × 17 cm (each)

For Sale

About Artist

As an artist who lives in İstanbul and collaborates with the fields of historiography, politics and sociology, the works I have produced in the last twenty years are dialogues that feed upon the contradictions of space. My journey is meant to explore the limitless dimensions of our spatiality and to trace trans-disciplinary, social and spatial relations. There are no certainties in my art, neither a methodology though there are intentions. All of my personal exhibitions are composed of works that are grouped around specific themes and concepts and that make use of a diverse range of media. These themes are frequently combined in my installations. My exhibitions may be varied in their material and language; however, there is a semantic bond between them. The subject of each work determines the materials used and the form of the work. I am working on site-specific installations that examine and deconstruct the relations between spaces, ideas and the identities that represent them. I have defined the relationship between spatial dynamics and my works in the following terms: “Taking space into account and integrating it into the piece is a vital element of my production process. Space, with its physical, historical and socio-political dimensions, directs my production.” During research and production new issues come to the fore and this paves the way for my next set of works.


ABOUT DARC DESCENT
DEBRIS

​The 'Debris' exhibition a questioning project about the constantly growing city covered with skyscrapers ,even we cannot see the daytime sky and the stars at night and the urbanization that goes back and forth between fictional realities. In the contemporary period, the concept of private property beginning with settled life, creates a chaos full of dead ends . Man becomes the owner of every property, every object he purchases in this chaos, and it turns into a captivity. So man is no longer just a prisoner; he has become an entity that “virtualizes” his identity through science and technology. Unforeseen truth; The destruction created by growing cities in nature was the destruction of their own nature. In this “debris”, the person who tries to stay in balance has become almost an acrobat. He was trying to achieve a balance by taming the nature he had destroyed, slaughtered and trying to create his artificial nature. He needed “landscaping” arrangements to green the surroundings of the houses he made of concrete. The effort of man to destroy nature and establish a superiority against nature; Is it an effort of immortality through the concepts of leaving a mark and creating it? Is this destruction that serves the human ego a tool or a target ? And how can one explain the need for nature to live in this "debris" created by man? This exhibition aims to carry out a reading through the complexity of destruction, debris, devastation, nature, responsibility to nature, ego, belonging and virtual identity complexity. To fly it is necessary to throw weights. Who doesn't want to fly ..

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