The World is experiencing a moment of stand-still during the events of Covid-19 pandemic. Surely it is affecting each one of us in many different ways. To some this means fear and uncertainty about the future, economic difficulties, to others – inspiration and time to create. This period brings ideas into surface, raises questions and debates about our healthcare and economic systems, ecological, political and social issues.
This is a series of posts featuring creative expressions made during the pandemics period, or previous works that are particularly relevant during these times of change.
Today we are sharing artworks by Esra Nesipoğullari, architect / self-thought multidisciplinary artist from Turkey, currently based in Italy. Her works are often a response to personal stories in the cultural and political contexts.
Contemporary art is to me; rejection of consecrating anything to do with art and art per se, which is not complete without the viewer and its narration. Very personal response to the concerns of the present social, political world from the necessity of expressing oneself is the ultimate personal approach to my works. I am exploring different tools to translate that need of producing into a form. Storytelling is my predominant conceptual reference origin to represent what I am living through. Contemporary art is giving a chance to build a dialogue between the viewer, curator, and artistic ideas in the context of physical exhibition space and media. I like to take advantage of the transformative use of materials to speak with the viewer in both ways: the symbol of the material itself and the visual aesthetic of it. Newspapers, magazine pages, and posters have their own mood and messages already conveying themselves. The art materials and my process transmit a sense of reality that manifests itself. I do not adhere to the message of the script and I combine several text materials -which is the case most of the time- I am interested more about form and less about meaning. The fun part is destroying the existing composition of the words which creates a certain meaning and putting all those shredded pieces into a completely different context just for aesthetical concerns. Then I try to create another meaning through inventing a narration or justify the art.