Neda Ismail Atar
Endüstriyel Form / Industrial Form
October 18 – November 17, 2012
Between the dates October 18 and November 17, 2012 Dirimart will be hosting Neda Ismail
Atar’s exhibition Industrial Form.
Industrial Form series reflects the technological side of our lives, which according to Atar
symbolizes the contemporary world. The artist emphasizes the fact that mass-produced
objects that are planned and brought to use, reach their consumers worldwide and this
abundance is an object bombardment that surrounds men.
Neda Ismail Atar bases his works on the notion of industry, which shapes today and shaped
the previous century. The artist points out the inevitable effects of the objects that shape life
and social values, on art in general and sculpture in particular.
All the technical improvements in the course of history not only changed the ways in which
art was produced but they also changed the stories told by people by changing their lives.
With the industrial revolution, art, which has been under the patronage of the ruling class
until some centuries ago, has gotten the chance to liberate. At this point the artist points out
that art of today, which has acquired new ways of expression through progressive standards
of living and technical means enabled by technology, contains many different aesthetical
dimensions within itself.
According to the artist, the starting point of his works is the perception of usefulness created
by many objects, which surround the human beings and belong to slightly different categories.
In his works he choses to make use of the explicit codes in the figural qualities of objects
designed according to functional anticipations.
In his Industrial Form series, Atar composes his sculptures, which look like machine parts,
using current production utilities, materials and mass-produced units in a repetitive way. In
his sculptures, the artist wants to emphasize the functionality and reproducibility of design
objects, comparing them to art objects that are useless and unique.
Neda Ismail Atar was born in 1981 in Eskiþehir, Turkey. He completed his BA and MA at Dokuz Eylül University, Department
of Sculpture, where he continues his proficiency education and works as a research assistant. Selected solo shows: Anti Tuning,
Ýzmir University of Economics 2011; Neda Ýsmail Atar Sculpture Exhibition, Akademi ÝKSEV Exhibition Hall, Ýzmir 2007; Neda
Ýsmail Atar Personal Sculpture Exhibition, Doðan Art Gallery, Ýzmir 2004. Selected group shows: Ýstanbul Rotary Competition,
Ýstanbul 2012; Siemens Sanat “Borders Orbits” Competition, Ýstanbul 2012; “The Grand Meeting 2010” Fine Arts and
Design Faculty Instructors Exhibition, 2010 Ankara; 68th Turkish State Painting and Sculpture Competition Show, Ýzmir
2008. Selected awards: Kordon Rotary Sculpture Competition, first prize, 2010; Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts,
Department of Sculpture EÇEV Prize, first prize, 2003.