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Yunt Sculpture 
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Sergen Şehitoğlu, Yunt

2023

Iron

290 x 100 x 290 cm

yunt

1. 'at'

2. 'herd of horses'

It is used starting from Old Turkish (yunt). In Middle Turkish, yunt (yund) means 'horses, herd of horses'. [Source: TDK Etymology Dictionary]

 

The open space sculpture, created based on the horse farm once owned by Muratcan Sabuncu and his mother's family. It is an installation constructed using the 12 English horses raised on the Tatlısumak family's farm. Twelve cubes, placed in a dynamic form, represent the 12 English horses, enclosed within a square frame symbolizing the farm and the family.

 

Yunt Statue, designed as a site-specific installation with the data (/inspiration) taken from its location and the history of the location, is presented to people/audiences in the public space.

"Together with the 'Yunt Art and Interaction Space', which is located nearby and to whose formation I contributed both intellectually and physically, this work(ies) allows me to think and work on various possibilities of artistic production as an artist, and also provides a new approach for the audience. Based on my idea that the objects and visuals that people living in the city come into contact with in daily life will have a positive impact on their lives, I hope that this production will increase these effects in my career, which has been diversifying for a while. At the same time, the building and space, which has the possibility of expanding the art map of the city, will continue to create ideas throughout its contact with people." —Sergen Şehitoğlu

\ About the Artist

 

After completing his Mechanical Engineering education at Yıldız Technical University, Sergen Şehitoğlu continued his education with a master's degree from Marmara University Department of Photography.  After his first solo exhibition at IFM Leica Gallery in 2010, his works were exhibited in various galleries, museums and fairs in Istanbul, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Izmir, Ankara, Bursa, Eskişehir, Basel, Paris, Vienna, Barcelona and Dubai. Şehitoğlu, who published his books "0 dB" in 2013, "Kill Memories" in 2016, and "Seascapes (at lockdown)" in 2021, is one of the founding members of GFI, a photography initiative, and is the founder of "xx-yy-magazine" and one of the founders of its activities. is the executive.

 

Since 2020, he has been continuing his creative work on showcase and event design and creating designs for various brands in this field. He also teaches "Showcase Design" courses at IMA.

 

In his recent productions, he uses 'cheap' images obtained through algorithms, mathematical systems, internet databases and Google tools, and also transforms data visualizations into volumetric productions.

 

Combining his creative and conceptual works with collective productions, Şehitoğlu is represented by SANATORIUM. For more information click here.

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