Halil Vurucuoglu: Irin/Discharge

Halil Vurucuoglu: Irin/Discharge

Wednesday, January 30, 2013Monday, February 25, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

Dirimart will be hosting the İrin / Discharge exhibition by Halil Vurucuoglu between 30 January – 25 February 2013.

Halil Vurucuoglu, in his third solo exhibition, is criticizing the apparent language of the media, which is far away from democratizing the human thought. The artist emphasizes that he watched a tragic event on the news and then he became disturbed both from tendency of the visual media to use sensational and worthless news, and also the paralyzing effects of this tendency on the free will of the individual. This became the starting point for his work.

The main theme of the exhibition is the insincerity between the people who calls each other with the title “dear” within the very unethical dialogues of the television shows. Without going into personifications, Vurucuoglu, makes references to the media discourse in order to link the individual to the existing system.

For his last two exhibitions, Halil Vurucuoglu’s inspiration source was mostly his happy times, but this time he concentrates on the things which have been accumulated within and disturbing him. This accumulation is like a discharge, which he feels alien and which he has to get rid of. The artist has opened the valve of his mind and now he is expressing himself within the hollowed emotions and concepts. The most important concept of the plain and true artwork of Vurucuoglu, which is standing away from forced themes, is honesty.

In his first exhibition, the artist had used paper cutting techniques besides his spray and watercolor works, and he had developed these techniques in his second exhibition. Now, Discharge presents to the audience a much more mature visuality combined with the usual artistic methods.

Halil Vurucuoğlu was born in 1984, İzmir. He gets his B.A from Dokuz Eylül University, Fine Arts Faculty, Painting Department. The artist’s solo exhibitions: Intoxication Proje4Elgiz Museum 2011, Istanbul; From Dusk Till Dawn Dirimart 2010, Istanbul; Bremen State Parliament, 2009 Bremen; Certain group exhibitions: Contemporary Istanbul 2012, Dirimart İstanbul; Reality Terror Depo, 2012 Istanbul; Exhibition of Turkish Contemporary, Art Space 2012, London; Armory Show 2012, Dirimart New York.