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Sedat GİRGİN / OVERRATED LAND / November 19 – December 19, 2020 / By Sedat Karagöz /WMWNEWSTURKEY 2021 / 07 / 14 JANUARY / WEEKLY TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE ” EVERYTHING SHOULD BE AS IN YOUR DREAMS ”

Galeri 77 is hosting Sedat Girgin’s solo exhibition “Overrated Land” between 19th of November and 19th of December. With his third solo exhibition which consists of paintings all produced in 202

Galeri 77 is hosting Sedat Girgin’s solo exhibition “Overrated Land” between 19th of November and 19th of December.

With his third solo exhibition which consists of paintings all produced in 2020, the artist focuses on the criticism of society of spectacle, while questioning artificial identities and fake perceptions on social media which have gained even more of an importance during the course of the pandemic.

Sedat Girgin, who has illustrated several books from many authors, uses the same junction of writing-drawing during the production process of his paintings for the exhibition.

Expressing his instantaneous feelings with keywords and various notes, the artist seems to be preparing a storyboard. But instead of sharing these written feelings, he chooses to invite the audience into his imaginary world.

Girgin’s paintings share the tense atmosphere reflected by the hands in the portraits of Egon Schiele, the neurotic personality disorders that Oskar Kokoschka depicts, and the symbolic narrative of the surrealist painters, while his fabulous depictions from his book illustration practice reveals his original style.

Starting from the issue of stereotypical profiles created in social media such as Instagram and Facebook, which shape contemporary digital-visual culture, Girgin indirectly addresses the artificiality in social media and reveals the damage caused by the personal and social value conflicts, conformism and its psychological effects.

Reflecting the inner reckoning of figures isolated from everything but themselves in his paintings, the artist focuses on the feeling of loneliness behind the desire to be on stage, to see and to be seen. While the fragmented narration of the portraits anonymizes subjects, the performative actions of the characters on stage-like spaces resemble posted pictures and stories on Instagram.

However, Girgin’s paintings go beyond visuality, direct the viewer to an intense sensation and introspection. Thus, “self-care” replaces expectations for likes and followers.

Sedat Girgin reminds us of the importance of self-ethics in this difficult and troublesome isolation process where we are under obligation to renounce our social life. He recommends an introversion in the sense of dreaming, concentrating on ideas and concepts, entering the world of thought.

Sedat Girgin
Born in İstanbul in 1985, Sedat Girgin graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Industrial Design. He has illustrated more than 90 books for many publishing houses.

He has worked as a freelance illustrator for several magazines and digital agencies. In 2007, the book he illustrated titled “Ant’s Brother” (Karıncanın Kardeşi), in collaboration with author Suna Dölek, received the third prize at Tudem’s Book-Making Competition and it was translated into German. With his design “Hot Vespa” he received the first award at Art Vespa Competition.

He has been making the cover illustrations of The Guide İstanbul since 2014. The book he illustrated titled “Sefa, The Lazy Fish” (Tembel Balık Sefa), in collaboration with author Tülin Kozikoğlu, has recently been selected for the 2015 White Ravens Catalogue by Internationale Jugendbibliothek.

His distinctive children’s books illustrations have been exhibited at The Biennial of Illustration Bratislava [BIB].

He has participated in many national and international collaborative exhibitions, organized workshops, attended seminars and been invited to the selection committees. After his first solo exhibition “Circus of Wonders” (Hayretler Sirki) in 2013, he opened his second personal exhibition “While Going Nuts” (Keçilerle Kaçarken) in Galeri 77 in 2017 and “Even More (Daha Da) in 2019. He currently lives and works in İstanbul.

Treating his characters in a unique, playful but also bittersweet reality by creating an original world; the artist describes his tone as snippy but sincere. Girgin is an artist who likes to make a point of drawing as he feels like, who loves playing around with forms and who believes that he can relay more directly the emotions by deforming the figures he draws as much as he can. Just like a rough sea reviving a much stronger and tougher feeling than a calm one.

0, the artist focuses on the criticism of society of spectacle, while questioning artificial identities and fake perceptions on social media which have gained even more of an importance during the course of the pandemic.

 

Sedat Girgin, who has illustrated several books from many authors, uses the same junction of writing-drawing during the production process of his paintings for the exhibition.

Expressing his instantaneous feelings with keywords and various notes, the artist seems to be preparing a storyboard. But instead of sharing these written feelings, he chooses to invite the audience into his imaginary world.

Girgin’s paintings share the tense atmosphere reflected by the hands in the portraits of Egon Schiele, the neurotic personality disorders that Oskar Kokoschka depicts, and the symbolic narrative of the surrealist painters, while his fabulous depictions from his book illustration practice reveals his original style.

Starting from the issue of stereotypical profiles created in social media such as Instagram and Facebook, which shape contemporary digital-visual culture, Girgin indirectly addresses the artificiality in social media and reveals the damage caused by the personal and social value conflicts, conformism and its psychological effects.

Reflecting the inner reckoning of figures isolated from everything but themselves in his paintings, the artist focuses on the feeling of loneliness behind the desire to be on stage, to see and to be seen.
While the fragmented narration of the portraits anonymizes subjects, the performative actions of the characters on stage-like spaces resemble posted pictures and stories on Instagram.
However, Girgin’s paintings go beyond visuality, direct the viewer to an intense sensation and introspection. Thus, “self-care” replaces expectations for likes and followers.

Sedat Girgin reminds us of the importance of self-ethics in this difficult and troublesome isolation process where we are under obligation to renounce our social life.

He recommends an introversion in the sense of dreaming, concentrating on ideas and concepts, entering the world of thought.

Sedat Girgin
Born in İstanbul in 1985, Sedat Girgin graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Industrial Design. He has illustrated more than 90 books for many publishing houses.

He has worked as a freelance illustrator for several magazines and digital agencies. In 2007, the book he illustrated titled “Ant’s Brother” (Karıncanın Kardeşi), in collaboration with author Suna Dölek, received the third prize at Tudem’s Book-Making Competition and it was translated into German.
With his design “Hot Vespa” he received the first award at Art Vespa Competition. He has been making the cover illustrations of The Guide İstanbul since 2014.
The book he illustrated titled “Sefa, The Lazy Fish” (Tembel Balık Sefa), in collaboration with author Tülin Kozikoğlu, has recently been selected for the 2015 White Ravens Catalogue by Internationale Jugendbibliothek.
His distinctive children’s books illustrations have been exhibited at The Biennial of Illustration Bratislava [BIB].
 
He has participated in many national and international collaborative exhibitions, organized workshops, attended seminars and been invited to the selection committees.
After his first solo exhibition “Circus of Wonders” (Hayretler Sirki) in 2013, he opened his second personal exhibition “While Going Nuts” (Keçilerle Kaçarken) in Galeri 77 in 2017 and “Even More (Daha Da) in 2019. He currently lives and works in İstanbul.

 

Treating his characters in a unique, playful but also bittersweet reality by creating an original world; the artist describes his tone as snippy but sincere.

Girgin is an artist who likes to make a point of drawing as he feels like, who loves playing around with forms and who believes that he can relay more directly the emotions by deforming the figures he draws as much as he can.
Just like a rough sea reviving a much stronger and tougher feeling than a calm one.
Ziyaret Saatleri: Pazartesi-Cumartesi, 10.00-18.00
Visiting Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10.00-18.00

GALERI 77, Hacımimi Mah. Necatibey Cad. Sakızcılar Sok. No:1/E,
Karaköy 34425 Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey

 (Car park is available nearby the gallery)
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