Kemal Tufan

Time Ocean/Thy Motion

March 4 - April 5, 2017

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Pg Art Gallery is proud to present ‘Time Ocean/Thy Motion’ exhibition featuring Kemal Tufan’s latest works between March 4th and April 5th, 2017. Tufan builds his sculptures upon the philosophical aspect of “time-space-revolution” notions, once more using different materials and techniques.

“Time”, what ancient Greeks called “khronos” and Latins “tempus”, is defined as the infinite duration where all that exists is enchained by replacing each other. For theory of relativity, however, it differs with respect to the one in motion and the observer. Tufan reinterprets the concept of “time” with its sociological dimension through occasionally implementing video to his kinetic, moving metal sculptures.

Combining his engineering background with aesthetics, Tufan pursues to constitute a new space of freedom for himself rather than creating a discrete impact on the audience.

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Kemal Tufan was born in Silivri in 1962. After completing his degree in Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, he studied Sculpture at Faculty of Fine Arts, Mimar Sinan University. Held numerous solo exhibitions, contributed to group exhibitions and has outdoor sculptures in various cities of more than 34 countries. He participated in exhibitions, gave speeches in conferences in places like Büyükçekmece (2002-2014), Yesemek Bienale (2005-2007), as well as curating symposiums such as Koru Genç Heykel in 2015 and International Sculpture Symposium at Bento Gonçalves, Brasil in 2016. The artist is giving lectures at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Marmara University since 2015 as contractual academic personnel.