ArtRooms, a place full of activities, good activities, modern thinking, young
far I have not missed one exhibition and the curators and organisers have
continued their line, their style. This new exhibition ‘tekâmül’ by Emre Ekinci
that was opened on March 05 entirely meets the organisers’ ideas away from the
conventional. It is not his first exhibition in the ArtRooms, there was one in
early 2011, also art photography ‘Migratory’.
elegant exhibition with the words of introduction written in black on the white
was the Door to which I found no key
was the veil through which I might not see
little talk awhile of ME and THEE
was – and then no more of THEE and ME (Khayyam)
door is a tool to open the way to something new, to close it to find security
or to lock reality out. It is around the door, a gate to go through, to find
past and present, that Emre Ekinci lets his new exhibition circle.
contrast, the reflection. Black and white. Huge black frames containing the
fleeting world of a dream, a passing dream. The passing of time, movement, becoming
two levels of reality. Who are we, we humans in the vast dimensions of time,
nothing but a shadow, the monuments we have built take longer to crumble.
when a black ant moves along on a black felt cloth:
ant is hidden from view; only the grain is visible on its way. (Rumi)
art is at once surface and symbol.
who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. (Oscar Wilde).
Ekinci is a young man, photographer and graphic designer, born in Istanbul in
1982; he left the complicated life there and settled in Cyprus. He continued to
work as graphic designer for various newspapers and magazines but throughout
this time he continued his photographic studies.