Ahmet Civelek: Number 3: Grit

24 Nov 2018 – 29 Dec 2018

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Pi Artworks

Istanbul, Turkey

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Pi Artworks Istanbul is pleased to present Number 3: Grit, a solo exhibition by Turkish-American multimedia artist, Ahmet Civelek.


This exhibition contains three different groups of work in the same medium, all which utilize sandpaper. Sandpaper is a material imbued with conflict and juxtapositions: it is used in the process of creation by means of its slow and superficial destruction of surfaces and objects. When implemented as designed, it can create smoothness and polish, yet it remains abrasive and potentially destructive. The sandpaper series can be thought of as a study of material properties that expose how an object can be destroyed and how to destroy it - a combination of artistic intentions and chance operations. These works include “paintings” made of a range of different grits of sandpaper in a variety of colors and textures, several sculptures, and an installation on which the audience is invited to walk, thus hasstening this work’s inherent need to be destroyed or destroy itself. 


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