bahar yürükoğlu

bahar yürükoğlu

For her new solo exhibition at artSümer, Yürükoğlu is building an altar to what might be dubbed the plastic sublime. Lights, mirrors, scents, patterns, fiberglas body parts, artificial aquarium plants and fake gold chains come together to offer what is both a farcical study and a loving embrace of our current material environment. The whimsical intensity of this magnetic world the artist creates is playfully indeterminate, carrying the potential for elation as much as its opposite. The saturated space of Organ Panic includes new photographic work both from Yürükoğlu's studio and her travels, and also nods to the artist's recent experimentation with painting, in line with her already established material vocabulary, technicolor palette and continuous engagement with refractions and reflections.