Galeri Nev Istanbul will be hosting Aras Seddigh’s third solo exhibition entitled
“Elephant Eye Sleeps at the Window” between October 5 - 27, 2018. The exhibition
includes various forms of production and materials such as glass, ceramics, metal,
photography, print and canvas that enable to follow Seddigh’s thinking and creating
practice as a process.
We had firstly met Seddigh’s timeless and space-less figures in her first exhibition
“Crossbreeds (2013)”. With her second solo show, “The Mole Cricket and The Night
Guard Are Awake (2016)”, the artist’s form of expression has been diversified by
adding experimental styles such as video installations, sculpture and an artist book to
her existing technique. This time, her third solo show brings together a wide range of
materials including glass, metal, ceramics, photographs, canvas and printed texts
that represent Seddigh’s way of thinking and her newly developed skills in different
This time, the transition between the mechanic and organic which we see in
Seddigh’s paintings are confronted with linear and new, detailed forms. Furthermore,
the ceramic forms that emerged in her artistic practice turn into metal and glass
sculptures; this process of transition makes suggestions to the viewer regarding the
identity change and memory loss through the object’s memory.
The lines written by the artist regarding her personal experience and sections from
her production process, are being printed on different materials such as stone, cotton
and embossing which try to create a new form of expression between the material
and the thinking process of Seddigh while being transformed into original prints.
While Seddigh’s “fictional individual” who’s metaphorically heavy as an elephant
sleeps behind her/his fragile window, the personal experience behind every single
work and the subconscious of the artist suggest questions that the viewers can relate
to themselves individually.