4. September 2018

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Form Follows Function Follows Form – Thomas Niemeyer 
The artistic exploration of the everyday often generates a strangely detached view of the imageof the normality of the world we live in. On the other hand, practically all objects of utility are designed and add an aesthetic dimension to life. The images generated by Şakir Gökçebağ’s art are also derived from the forms and materials of everyday objects.  … read more


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Reorientation – Barbara Auer
There can be no question that Şakir Gökçebağ is both a master of defamiliarizationand a great admirer of the ornament. He opens our eyes and challenges us to look atbanal everyday objects normally receiving scant attentionfrom new angles and above all under the magnifying glass. The materials he uses include  … read more


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Brella & Et Cetera / Brella @ Cetera – Bettina Schönfelder
In 2016, Şakir Gökçebağ displayed material images, floor installations and objects at Kunstverein Pforzheimcombiningstructural and ornamental aspects with humorous lightness and great precisionunder the title ‘Brella & Et Cetera’. The artist, who was born in Turkey and has lived in Hamburg for many years, operates with consummate skill between different artistic traditions,  … read more


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In the minds of things – Michael Glasmeier 

When the bottom is excised from a hardware store’s ordinary black plastic bucket and a precisely cut piece from an Oriental rug is substituted as an element, this creates a hybrid object of a special kind. Here, it could be said, two extremely different materials – common plastic and a rug that always appears festive and precious – are combined with each other. We might start thinking about  … read more


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The Poetry of the Commonplace in the Absurdity of Daily Life – Marcus Graf

In his works, Şakir Gökçebağ deconstructs many different dimensions of our everyday world in order to reveal its complexity and the plural particles of reality that result from this. The artist, who was born in Turkey in 1965 and today lives in Hamburg, initially studied … read more


 

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