6 Mayıs 2015

Pi ARTWORKS London - YEŞİM AKDENİZ - The Secret Life of My Coffee Table



YEŞİM AKDENİZ

The Secret Life of My Coffee Table

22 May - 27 June 2015

press release

Pi Artworks London is pleased to announce The Secret Life of My Coffee Table, an exhibition of new paintings
by Yeşim Akdeniz. This is the artist’s fourth exhibition in London, following group shows at The Saatchi Gallery
and the European Commission and a two-person exhibition at West London Projects.

Akdeniz paints fictive landscapes and interiors inhabited by a sparse array of design objects and architecture
borrowed from our recent past. While the juxtapositions within the picture plane are surreal, the subjects, depicted
with smooth surfaces and a soft, muted palette, are unambiguous and unmistakable for anything else.
Each series is conceptually tied together by the artist’s close reading of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and
architectural theory. However, the paintings are not composed with the intention of being read in a linear fashion.

For The Secret Life of My Coffee Table, Akdeniz has produced a series of paintings of the exteriors of iconic
stone buildings that are partially submerged by clear and calm bodies of water. Alongside this are depictions of the
buildings’ interiors that contain stylish furniture as well as piles of rocks whose purpose is uncertain.
These seemingly post-apocalyptic scenes suggest a potential future where our buildings and
design objects in their various forms remain as our sole survivors.

Yeşim AKDENİZ, hakkında

1978, İzmir

Yeşim Akdeniz bizleri, tuvallerindeki hayali manzaralar ve iç mekan betimlemeleriyle karşı karşıya bırakır.
Bu kompozisyonlar, kimi zaman doğal ortamlarından koparılmış nesne ve figürlerin varlığıyla kalabalıklaşır.
Sanatçının yapıtlarında Pier Paolo Pasolini filmelerinden fırlamış figürlerle
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff'in öğretilerinden ilham alan yapılara ve sıradan ev eşyalarına kadar
değişik öğeler birlikte var olarak, ilk bakışta kendini açık etmeyen anlatılar oluştururlar.
Akdeniz, resimlerinde gerçeği betimlemez; diğer taraftan doğrusal bir anlatı da kurgulamaz.
Bunun yerine farklı unsurları, birer film karesini veya teatral bir sahne düzenini andıran şekilde bir araya getirir.



Pi ARTWORKS London

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Tel:+44 207 637 8403

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