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@decentralize_

currently in MILANO

born at Istanbul, 1994

How is your work unique? They are screenshots from dreams that I saw awake. In a daily life, a moment to isolate yourself mindfully like in a dream would be precious.

 

How do you make your work? First, I split all the colors that I don't want for the composition on my head. After a lot of uncalculated accidents, I always try to hang on to the last one I liked, and the process of experimenting becomes an endless moment of expression. For me, the process resembles to a fight of re-finding the purity of the white canvas. What I spontaneously add to that minimalistic emptiness is the observations. What are those subconcious observations? Well; beyond the physical world, the moving aura frequencies and its unreasonable colors are the only way to feel a being's state of soul. In that sense, I try to describe regular madness or childishness of people from a frame of my daily life. What I achieve at the end? A composition which is boldly contrast to an empty canvas. This unsuccesful conclusion always drives me to re-paint. 

Explain your work to a child. Hey kid, I know how you feel when you play lego or watch cartoons while eating cereal. I feel same when I paint; the difference is that your borders of imanigation is not beaten or destroyed yet by some boring reality. You play a game and you believe it's real, and that attitude is what I strive to mimic. I see an empty piece of a canvas or anything, then I draw how I see people with crayons, and I believe in it, like you do. Sometimes they're bad people, sometimes they're good; some of them are vulnerable and some of them are evil unfortunately. Anyway, I put them in a scenes where they interact, or play together. Althought, they become my figures to play, rather than strangers in a street. Their body or skin color or muscles are not like in real life, I play with it too. It is not like idolising or hating something as adults say, it's just a game that I am curios about. 

Who are your influences?    When I was teenager, my intellectual route for meaning is shaped by two ideas. My first influence was the idea of Renaissance; it has a meaning of death, to re-born. So, I rehearse my own pre-renaissances again and again. Then I obsessed with the Poetes Maudits like Baudelare, Rimbaud a bit. Their effort to find a beauty in trash or anything ugly in a poetic way pushed me more than conventionnal interpretations. For the relation of forms; my architectural background helped me to think abstractly to create dynamic forms as a live sketches. Artistically; Italian Futuristic ideas and paintings or experimental jazz sounds like Sun-Ra songs and realistic agressive flows of Tupac are kind of my zero-point. Then the way of expressing myself  as a painter is influenced a lot from the era after WW2. Althought, an expression style after a destructive time like war carries the safe nihilistic feelings to find a meaning in a decentralized technologic habitat. 

Who is your audience?    Anyone who have a wish to understand chaos better. I organise chaos like a children, which is the best way to do it and also to understand it. And they would want to hang any of my artworks to the hole; because you have to be kind of crazy to hang it to your bedroom. But I sense that my real audience are those who prefers to hang at bedrooms, where dreams happen. Straight to their beds. Because dreams are mostly created by dogmas and my wish is to transform it to a "genderless" and "colorless" trip.                                

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What is decentralize* ? Well, besides its terminological meaning for blockchain technologies, it is a break away of the human-kind from tradition centered old-self and creating a bridge to the new-self in 21st century. The detachement from dogmas created a nihilistic loneliness, and that caused an evolution to the technology of homo-sapiens  for becoming open-sourced, or vice versa. In this sense, we all search for new meanings for our lifes, and all the creative -decentralized*- acts are clustered around this idea. It is like a socio-physicological experiment for answering what we became and what will we be? 

ArtWeek, Tempio del Vapore, 2018, week 2
(guarding holy mountains from malice and abyss)
ArtWeek, Tempio del Vapore, 2018, week 1
(The Assasination of the Crow)
Models & Paintings, Milano Club, 2019
(guarding holy mountains from malice and abyss)
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