Size: 18 x 24 x 4 cm
Technique: mix media on canvas (collage, acrylic, oil pastel, ink)
Erdem Yalçin (born in 1987)’s alienated figures explore the corrosive selfish desire trapped inside human beings.
His figures are decontextualized; they exist in an ambiguous space where the difference between desire and suffering is dissolved. The strong fury of this alienation rejects the concept of the communities, yet Yalçin’s figures strangely reconcile with the audience. The leading subjects in his work are memories and childhood. He works across different mediums moving between collages, digital press and mixed media.
He interprets his works, as representing people’s corrosive selfish desires, the desires that are trapped at inwardness of people, and also the obstacles at reflecting
these desires. The figures are foreign to sensitiveness as they are to the world; they are almost insane due to appearing suddenly at the paper. Behind the decomposition of sense in the figures, they can be the ones establishing each other. Lastly, the circles, coronas, at the back of people’s head in the art works represent the rejection of trying to sense and understand the world.