SAPP (Sleeping: A Performative Process), Installation @ Himmelblau Gallery. Tampere, Finland

SAPP Series Abstract Lettering Composition 17, Acrylic and oil on Canvas, 2020. 30 x 40 cm. Tampere, Finland.

Yesterday was the last day of my exhibition at @himmelblauart, Tampere. The works are still at the gallery but the Kutomo hall is open by request until 30.01.2021. After this date, Taidekeskus Mältinranta @taidekeskus.maltinranta will host my work for those who may want to check them out & buy or rent.

Another good news, Practice Sharing Publication at SAR(Society for Artistic Research) featured SAPP in LANGUAGE-BASED ARTISTIC RESEARCH, special interest group along with other amazing artistic research projects. This publication prepared by Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Lena Séraphin, Cordula Daus, ‘LANGUAGE-BASED ARTISTIC RESEARCH (SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP)’, Research Catalogue (2021). Check out the full publication in this link:

 https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/835089/1019933/2446/0 

Each weekend and even sometimes during the week, I reserved time to accompany people visiting the artworks. Thank you to those who participated in the discussion, and shared their feedback on the show. It felt incredibly good to acquire support from my fellow artist colleagues, Tampereen Taiteilijaseura members, Tampere Talent Ambassadors, friends, and family throughout the show.

This show was a good opportunity to meet new people at the gallery space, practice my Finnish skills, and spend some time together with people while visiting the artworks.

I can not wait to prepare for the next show with paintings like freshly-baked-cookies. Namm!
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Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching IV, 31×102 cm etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

Now you can support the preparation of my solo show that will take place in Finland, 2021 Autumn season. Check out my Patreon page(from the link in here) for benefits and details!

Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching III, A4 Etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

Now you can support the preparation of my solo show that will take place in Finland, 2021 Autumn season. Check out my Patreon page(from the link in here) for benefits and details!

Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching II, A4 Etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

Now you can support the preparation of my solo show that will take place in Finland, 2021 Autumn season. Check out my Patreon page(from the link in here) for benefits and details!

Sleeping as a Performative Process, Untitled Etching I, A4 Etching on 300 gr Hanemühle, July 2020. Tampere, Finland.

Now you can support the preparation of my solo show that will take place in Finland, 2021 Autumn season. Check out my Patreon page(from the link in here) for benefits and details!

Sleeping as a Performative Process, Letter Composition Draft I, Drawing on paper, 50×140 cm, March 2020. Tampere, Finland.

After working together with Sofie (Dubs) and Fabio (Bergamaschi), it occurred to me that my own body is in constant communication with me, but I did not know how to read it correctly. Working with them made me aware of this phenomenon, and a reoccurring pattern for wanting to sleep in psychologically challenging situations was what inspired me starting to research this. As in physical weariness, I consider sleeping as a form of rest from thinking even though the brain does not stop working. Therefore, I take sleeping as a part of the daily performative process and record my dreams, physical activity while sleeping.

Through these inputs, I try to come up with an alphabet to communicate on how the mind and body perform during the sleeping state. The subconscious, dream, and mind are highly charged topics in both neuroscience and psychology communities. Still, as a visual artist, I try to read visuals that my body and brain produce along the process. It is pretty much how I define my part as an artist to support the scientific community.

The detail on Sleeping as a Performative Process, Letter Composition Draft I, Drawing on paper, 50×140 cm, March 2020. Tampere, Finland.

Natural Beauty, Photography on fine art paper, REM Art Space, Çukurcuma, İstanbul, 2019.

Combining the aesthetics of disaster and Hegel’s aesthetics of beauty, I attempt to destruct images of natural beauty using scanography method of photography to create abstract and fragmented images that address the consumption through the contemporary makeup industry. Scanography enables the image, destruction, and fragmentation to co-exist together in one photograph due to technical abilities. Therefore, it is research for visual reconciliation between the ideal beauty and aesthetics of disaster.