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A Rough Wind Was Circling the Square

Serkan Yüksel

May 9, 2019 – June 15, 2019

x-ist, Mumhane Caddesi 50, K:2, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mah., Beyoğlu, 34425 Istanbul

Conveying his criticism regarding contemporary problems by means of strong symbols and images, Serkan Yüksel meets the audience with his first solo exhibition at x-ist between May 9 – June 15. The voids meticulously created by him and his powerful setup rendering his multilayered surfaces impressive underlie his original critical expression.

In his political criticism, Yüksel focuses on social memory as well as the individual’s memories. He finds the traces of the past sometimes in a son being the target instead of an apple and sometimes in a timid rabbit being digested. The artist directs his look towards humanity’s most important problems, sometimes towards existence and sometimes towards annihilation… He searches for the truth behind the visible in myths and in science, from William Tell to Darwin. Yüksel’s use of metaphor and his elaborative setup leads to a deliberate thinking process.

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