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80 x 60 cm


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Kaan Küley

Kaan Küley

KAAN KÜLEY (1978 -   )

He was born in 1978 in Bursa. In 2005, he graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Rahmi Aksungur Workshop. Kaan Kuley's ongoing multi-layered relationship with the sculpture can be evaluated in two basic stages. The artist's early works are mainly figurative, and can be easily distinguished from other works, since all the modeling and mold traces are left on the sculpture. Most of his recent works point to a new layer where the figurative tradition is concealed within the 'perfect figure' this time.

''It is very difficult for me to describe myself with words and how I feel. It is this lack of me that leads and encourages me to draw. The so-called "tell" is for me a snapshot, not a string. In order to be familiar with an article, you need to read it in order. It varies according to geography, such as left to right, right to left, top to bottom. You must abide by this string. But in front of an image, you are free. You start where you want and end where you want.

     The difficulty of executing the introduction-development-result sequence led me to draw, to show rather than to tell, from my early ages. The sculpture that I prefer for academic education is a cause of curiosity and desire at the point of "touching" this first deprivation, which is now turning into a fetish, an artistic consciousness and an advantage. That is why the mud at the beginning of my education is my main material that I am still passionately attached to and that I think I express myself best. For me, sculpting is making and breaking rather than sculpting, and art is trial and error rather than result.

    I also include the drawing, which is the starting point in my recent works. The exercises, which I started with drawing the patterns of my own sculptures in order to revive my charcoal works, which I thought were jammed because I was constantly working in three dimensions, brought me to the experience of self-copying without being aware of it, the surprise of not being able to do what I was doing, especially when I thought I couldn't do it, the feeling of being split in two, that there was someone else inside me. This is the starting point of my design, painting and sculpture compositions that I have recently put forth.''