Yasam Sasmazer Solo Exhibition - Illuminated Darkness
Working in hand carved Linden woodàÂ and bronze, Sasmazer creates life-sized figures of children toàÂ explore many issues and concepts -àÂ all evocative of the raging emotions and naive lusts ofàÂ adolescence and young adulthood.àÂ TheàÂ figuresàÂ are often seen to be occupied in different ways:àÂ imitating their parents, being cheeky, dressing up, and even eating some sort of blood-colouredàÂ forbiddenàÂ fruit.
InàÂ Illuminated Darkness,àÂ SasmazeràÂ addresses certain feelings that are not inherently part of the human conscienceàÂ but can turn into a waking dream, a nightmare or a frightening shadow. àÂ Shadows often have the power to dominateàÂ humans even if they are unaware of them and in Sasmazer's world, these shadows created out of the reflections ofàÂ light through her woodenàÂ characters allowàÂ her to discuss the unknown, primitive, uncontrolled, dark and unresolvedàÂ subliminal feelings of children.
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