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
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.