Sculptures

For more information about the sculptures please contact Öktem Aykut or info@ozturkmesut.com



Revak

The series Revak (2021) is derived from the artist’s urge to explore the poetic essence of the timeless architectural structures composed of arches. It’s an attempt to grab the poetical and sacred feelings of some architectural spaces, and reflect them with the medium ceramics. The architecture graduate artist has an ongoing research about the relationship between statical logic of architectural structures and ceramic material. Both of these structural and poetical research started with a contemplation on the arches of Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques. The word Revak is a Turkish word describing the semi-open, arched porticos attached to the mosques.

Sticks (2022, work in progress)

The series Sticks are composed of the pieces of experiments aiming to seek new possibilities of aesthetics through architectural forms while examining the limits of the fragile and dough-like material clay. The chaotic outputs of this ongoing experimentation can be read as self reflections of the artist, about the time of uncertainty and instability that we live in. The objects that seem complex and agressive at first glance, invite the viewer to examine and understand the order within the disorder.

Halka

Halka Vases project launched by the in 2019, consists of one-of-a-kind vases aiming to create a contemporary and playful form language by interpreting the timeless aesthetics of Anatolian and Mediterranean artifacts. The artist stages a naive rebellion against the ever digitalizing and accelerating world by trying to correlate with means of production and the pursuits of a form of the ancient anonymous artists which he shared the same geography in separate times. With a hundred and fifty unique pieces created up to this time, the project has transformed into a never-ending study of forms.

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