Bozlu Art Project Nişantaşı
December 12 – January 23, 2018
Bozlu Art Project Nişantaşı
"In this world, youth and beauty did not mean anything; the world we live in is nothing but a vast concentration camp filled with the bodies, which are made from the same mold, and the souls of which have become invisible."
Ali Alışır presents the today’s people, whose life has been intervened by the influence of the developing communication and information technologies in different ways, and who are getting more and more passivated by getting away from their own natural decision mechanisms, and who hybridize through their souls and become the same through their bodies, in his exhibition "Hybrid Souls", which he will hold at Bozlu Art Project. The exhibition may be visited at Bozlu Art Project in Nisantasi on December 12 - January 23, 2018.
The bodies in movement, available in the exhibition “Hybrid Souls” to be held by Ali Alışır, which are abstracted from the time and location, pay attention to the stress experienced by humans, who try to stand in balance despite of the complexity of the modern life and the corrosiveness of the time spent rapidly, in their inner world. Alışır, who transmits the psychological stress, experienced by the individuals, who are required to make a choice between their body and soul, in their own world, to the audience through his figures that strain at the leash, intends to emphasize the discrepancies and mood of people’s inner world by means of the body movements. The futurist effect that we confront in the previous exhibition "Cosmos", held by the artist, acquires a different meaning and dimension through the human body.
Ali Alışır states that "I try to emphasize the contradictory unity of calmness and movement in my studies. I try to examine the spiritual and mental dynamics, which are sometimes formed through a single figure and sometimes through the interaction of multiple figures.”; and his Baroque atmosphere, which includes the figures, melting and being lost into the contrast of the white and black ground, bears the traces of the years during which the artist has studies art education in Italy.
Born in Istanbul in 1978, Ali Alışır started his graphic education in 1996 upon being awarded a success scholarship by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Yeditepe University. He studied his master degree in photography at Florence Accademia Italiana. He concentrated in digital editing during his master degree education. Through his exhibitions of "Virtual Bodies", "Virtual Spaces", "Virtual Wars" and "Virtual Landscapes" held between 2009-2015, Ali Alışır, has exhibited the desperation and helplessness, experienced by the individuals under the image bombardment, as well as the virtual and artificial worlds, created against such bombardment. In his exhibitions of "Cosmos" and "Hybrid Souls" held after 2016, Ali Alışır pays attention to the stress experienced by humans, who try to stand in balance despite of the complexity of the modern life and the corrosiveness of the time spent rapidly, in their inner world. The artist, who aims to emphasize the conflicts and mental state of the human in their inner world by means of body movements, examines the social problems in different disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, literature and cinema through the works he has produced by means of digital interventions, and he brings up such problems to the agenda, and also, he warns about an alternative “Space” with new image editing he has produced. Ali Alışır’s works are exhibited on many private and foreign collections including Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Presidential Palace of the Republic of Turkey and 94 embassies.
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