Yrfan Onurmen

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ONURMEN Yrfan Terror Factory - Hand Grenades

Beyaz Art /Mar 17, 2013
2,977.46 - 4,253.51
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Ýrfan Önürmen

 

Artworks in Arcadja
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Yrfan Onurmen - Untitled

Yrfan Onurmen - Untitled

Original 1958
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Lot number: 17
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Irfan Önürmen (Turkish, b. 1958) Untitled (from the Gaze series) signed and dated 'Irfan Onurmen 2012' (on the reverse) tulle 78¾ x 51 1/8in. (200 x 130cm.) Executed in 2012 'I reconstruct a traditional mode into a unique artistic language to investigate urban life, every day experience and also to reflect upon chaotic political atmosphere in Turkey. I view panic as a contemporary illness. Bombarded by images, our perception of reality becomes blurred and we feel panic. Our electronic world defines individual existence, where no-one encounters anyone outside of virtual reality.' (Irfan Önürmen in conversation with Nancy Atakan in "Reflections on Chaos", in Canvas magazine, vol.8, no.4, July-August 2012, pp. 68-73.) The works from the Gaze series refer to the area between the outer world and the individual's inner world. It deals with the situation of gazing which is intangible and uncertain. Önürmen captures the nature of anonymous human beings, starting with images which he collects from the digital world, demonstrating their inner landscape by juxtaposing tulle pieces on top of each other. Like a surgeon, he superimposes the lightest material of textiles to create depth as if to repair a wound. With the transparency of the tulle, he also layers it to give the faces another dimension. In a parallel act, the mechanism of adding or removing the tulles allows him to penetrate deeper in the human soul and in his own inner world, like a graphic designer separating the colour plates and preparing an image. The multilayered images create, with every new surface, a different image which leads the viewer to a new reading every time one looks at the work. The angles from which we face Önürmen's large scale faces play a role in seeing a new image, moving from complete abstraction to a clear stare in the eyes of the character. It is an endless game between shadow and light to read a face, to understand a gaze and to search deeper in the human soul. 'When he paints on tulle, Önürmen creates what he calls "Pentulle"- layers of painted tulle hung back to back directly on the wall or "Sculptulle"- which is layers of tulle arranged similarly in a Plexiglas case. Önürmen applies his labour intensive painting process to make the virtual images concrete as he reflects indirectly upon a former time; a period requiring one to prove one's proficiency in a career by writing a book, composing an original piece of music, excelling in a craft or doing something significant to become well-known'. (Nancy Atakan, ibid.) 'The tulles are like whispers spoken by a ghost trying to tell a story about scenes that are taking place between the layers of the tulles used as a metaphor for the various dimensions of our reality. (...) Like you find meaning between the lines of a text, the spectator is asked to look through the various layers, to combine them conceptually and in this way to complete the work.' (Marcus Graf)
Yrfan Onurmen - Bakýþ Serisi

Yrfan Onurmen - Bakýþ Serisi

Original 2010
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Lot number: 153
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Ýrfan Önürmen Bakýþ Serisi oil on canvas signed 130 x 110 cm. 2010
Yrfan Onurmen - Pentulle 2

Yrfan Onurmen - Pentulle 2

Original 2009
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Lot number: 253
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Ýrfan Önürmen Pentulle 2 8 layers tulle in plastics box signed 47 x 60 x 7 cm. 2009
Yrfan Onurmen - Terror Factory - Hand Grenades

Yrfan Onurmen - Terror Factory - Hand Grenades

Original 2009
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Lot number: 254
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Ýrfan Önürmen Terror Factory - Hand Grenades 6 paper sculptures in plexiglass box Ø: 7 cm., (35 x 24 x 21 cm.) 2009
Yrfan Onurmen - Bakýþ Serisi

Yrfan Onurmen - Bakýþ Serisi

Original 2012
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Lot number: 138
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Ýrfan Önürmen Bakýþ Serisi tulle signed 200 x 132 cm. 2012
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