days after the opening I went to see Erdoğan Ergün’s exhibition at the ArtRooms
in The House. It is always a pleasure to visit ArtRooms exhibitions as they are
exceptionally well organised and always accompanied by a proper catalogue which
not only serves as a source of reference but I feel it is most interesting to
read the introduction which is written by a friend or colleague in order to
bring the viewer onto the right road and help to understand the background of a
project or a technique.
edge’, the title of the exhibition, .... may be the cutting edge of a knife or....
to be at the forefront of the state of art or .... one can use this term in
many ways and meanings, in a social or political context as the writers of the
introduction do, Oya Silbery, art director, or Dilek Karaaziz Şener, art critic
and art historian, are offering their
it used to be an art form that was used in revolutionary ways, however, I cannot see any sinister message in
Erdoğan Ergün’s art works. It is a quite realistic immage he is drawing of
society in today’s data controlled world, young and old people’s faces,
children and how they stay children surrounded by a virtual world and the media
and its messages, they laugh and have grown accustomed; so is nature, two and
four legged animals; the world of cars against the world of birds. I cannot see
any threat in his pictures, any walls, any accusations or revolutionary
admonishing against walls; they are rather matter of fact, joyous colours, with
other words...trying to cope...
have seen Ergoğan Ergün’s last exhibition in 2014 at the Eaved House...here is
the link...and most of it I have already said there.
me it is a most interesting technique just as all printing techniques are and
they keep away from computer manipulation, it is still basic and proper
exhibition is still open until 24 May and viewing times are from midday until