- What’s On
Sinan Demirtaş’s work will be on view at the Bozlu Art Project Mongeri Building from the 7th of May to 15th of June 2019; his images demonstrate that reality is, in fact, an illusion. Considering photography an important means of exploring pictorial reality, the artist distances himself from illusion in his artworks, reflecting his own world.
According to Sinan Demirtaş, reality is an illusion, and all that truly matters is how much it ‘takes you in’. Realism is just one of the elements an image uses to draw its viewers in. Lines, tones, light and shadow are other instruments of this illusion. White (light), made up of all colours, constitutes the abstract settings of his paintings devoid of time. When space itself is rendered abstract, it is open to being regarded from whichever viewpoint one wishes. He does not make do with a single direction or angle either, he discovers different horizons to look and touch from. This is like a game for Demirtaş, a game of tricking time! What anything is, after all, is what you can see from where you’re standing, but in order to get to know it better you must look, touch and come in contact with it from a multiplicity of angles.