The Language of Diversity
Nitsch Museum Library - 20 February 2016 to 19 March 2016
Opening in presence of the Artist 19 February 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Fondazione Morra of Naples is proud to host in the rooms of Nitsch Museum Library, the first Italian exhibition of the Turkish artist Ekrem Yalçındağ.
The eighteen artworks diversify in shape and color and represent what most put in contact the Oriental tradition to the Occidental tradition, not just decorations but explosion of colors achieved by a meticulous research of the particulars.
“…he demands the language of the multiplicity. the smallest particles are always those he elaborates on the biggest canvases. he treats these elements as molecules, atoms. he creates structures that look like molecular structures. anyway his work has a lot to do with the building of structures that intertwine, that usually go through the enormous surfaces of his works. they make us think in some way to physics models, almost utopic of the world’s creation process. they suggest fertilization processes. it is know that he studied the shape of flowers and leaves and that those experiences reveal in the order of his artworks. universes of colors shaped by light gradations give to the surfaces, that he makes, a chromatic excess. he visualizes the growth of creation and nonetheless, they miss the dimension in space of speed, of time and waste of space. i believe is absolutely positive the affinity of his works to the op-art. these artists had his same problems with the non-figurative artistic expression. create concentric circles represent an architype problem for artists. the target of the archer of blind Buddhist monks indicates the street even to ekrem. many times we talked about space, of the prospective reproduction of space with the figurative painting, that has to be passed by the abstractive painting and about the space rendered non-figurative from the oriental carpets and ornaments. I think that ekrem yalncindag’s artworks contain this power. his works instill something of the liberty painters artworks. the fourth dimension moves the third one to the background, that is objectively inexplicable.”
Hermann Nitsch, Prinzendorf, January 2016
Ekrem Yapçındağ was born in Adıyaman in 1964. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Izmir Dokuz Eylül University in 1989. He completed his master’s degree at his alma mater in 1993. Between 1994 and 1999, he studied with Prof. Hermann Nitsch at Frankfurt Stadelshule. He received fellowships and attended guest artist program in Schloss Balmoral in 2001, and Villa Waldberta in Munich in 2003. Yalçındağ has had many solo exhibitions and participated in lots of group exhibition in Turkey and abroad. His works can be seen in many public and private collections such as Allianz collection in Munich, Borusan in Istanbul, EPO in Lahey, Goetz Collection in Munich, Istanbul Modern Art Museum in Istanbul, Kunstmuseum in Stuttgart and Rückversicherung in Munich. Currently Yalçındağ continues his work in Turkey and Germany.