humour in the true meaning of words
take something literally, to lift the cover and look underneath for a true
meaning and from its findings develop a new image, actually the true image. Let
me explain: woman meets man and they both
start to play the game of love, entwine the other with yarn, (in the German language
we have just the right term: ‘umgarnen’) and this is taken literally by the
artist: two figures entwined by the yarn of the other. Lovely. Mixed media,
average size 50x70. You enter the ArtRooms
in the basement of The House and start to smile and the smile does not leave
you, some pearls of laughter keep coming up, and when you leave the venue after
a while you feel happy and surprisingly satisfied. OK, you will say, this is
another way of seeing things.
is with the eyes of a caricaturist, illustrator, who seeks to speak a language
without words, who seeks an absurd approach to bring the truth forward: I like
the one painting where a table is laid nicely at the border of the sea and on
each plate a piece of nature is served, a segment of the cloud, a piece of the
sun and I find the glass filled with a chunk from the blue sea. Delightful.
the man who wants to look over the wall and puts together all the ladders he
can find to step on, instead of leaning one against the wall and mount it: it
could be a sample image for bureaucracy: why simple when it can be complicated?
Or on the same level, men pushing square
blocks with great difficulty except the one who carves off the edges and rolls
the piece away ahead of the others. What
a nice tale of someone hanging up eyes for drying on a washing line. Or what
would be if there were many moons and only one star? A crazy romantic world it
can be if you feel like that. Or the peace dove thinking: a simple branch will
not be enough, I better take the whole tree. You see what I mean?
Doğan Ekşioğlu was born in Ordu in Turkey in 1954. He continued to lecture at
the same university where he has graduated from, the Graphic Department of
Marmara University. After his retirement after 26 years he held the position of
Ass.Prof.Dr. at Yeditepe University Fine Arts Faculty, Graphic Design Dept. He
has won many prizes, international and national and his works were published in
17 countries. Seven of his cover works have been published in The New Yorker
Magazine. Must I say more?
succeeded in taking a photo with me included as reflection in the glass in the
shower of stars poured over the earth from a bottle. How exciting.
find the photos taken by me on the occasion of my visit on my website with some
exhibition will be open for the public until 04 May from midday until midnight.
For information call Oya Silbery, the curator, 0542 856 7077.