OĞULCAN SÜRMELİ

2D, 3D

Oğulcan Sürmeli (Istanbul, 1995) used painting to make sense of the world from a very young age. Diagnosed with ADHD, he had professional help for some time. However, it turned out that the artist simply did not fit into the stereotypes.
In his high school years, he started researching the relationship between brain and behavior. In the following years, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Faculty of Fine Arts at Işık University. After graduating, his article about art was featured in Art Unlimited. He took part in many group exhibitions and projects. In his works, the artist blended art and psychology, furthermore he worked with clinical psychologists. He mastered any method or discipline that works to transfer his ideas best. The artist currently carries on his works on plastic arts in Istanbul.
Oğulcan Sürmeli’s works are tools to express spirituality. He heads towards the discipline that transfers his ideas about the spiritual and the usual the best. After determining the discipline he strengthens the basis for the technics he will be using. Eventually, he metaphorizes cultural memory and values of the geography he lives in and creates artistic works out of it. In his works, he analyzes the relationship of “a thing” and its “essence” thoroughly. He focuses on the “meaning”. An utopic state of an object alters when it loses its meaning during the production phase, proving the viewer that the idea of utopia and dystopia are not quite different from one another.
The artist’s plastic language can be linked to the matters lying beneath the streets of the city that are -unofficially- forbidden to think. The idea here is that a symbolic creation can actually destroy institutional control mechanism.

2020, On Bir (11), group exhibition, Masterpiece Hall by QNB First, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, On Bir (11), group exhibition, Masterpiece Hall by QNB First, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, Ambidextrous Group Show II, group exhibition, Ambidexter, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, 38. Akbank Günümüz Sanatçıları Sergisi, group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, 9.99, solo exhibition, Dose Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Art House, group exhibition, Root Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey
2019, Bombay Sapphire live painting, solo exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

Oğulcan Sürmeli (Istanbul, 1995) used painting to make sense of the world from a very young age. Diagnosed with ADHD, he had professional help for some time. However, it turned out that the artist simply did not fit into the stereotypes.
In his high school years, he started researching the relationship between brain and behavior. In the following years, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Faculty of Fine Arts at Işık University. After graduating, his article about art was featured in Art Unlimited. He took part in many group exhibitions and projects. In his works, the artist blended art and psychology, furthermore he worked with clinical psychologists. He mastered any method or discipline that works to transfer his ideas best. The artist currently carries on his works on plastic arts in Istanbul.
Oğulcan Sürmeli’s works are tools to express spirituality. He heads towards the discipline that transfers his ideas about the spiritual and the usual the best. After determining the discipline he strengthens the basis for the technics he will be using. Eventually, he metaphorizes cultural memory and values of the geography he lives in and creates artistic works out of it. In his works, he analyzes the relationship of “a thing” and its “essence” thoroughly. He focuses on the “meaning”. An utopic state of an object alters when it loses its meaning during the production phase, proving the viewer that the idea of utopia and dystopia are not quite different from one another.
The artist’s plastic language can be linked to the matters lying beneath the streets of the city that are -unofficially- forbidden to think. The idea here is that a symbolic creation can actually destroy institutional control mechanism.

2020, On Bir (11), group exhibition, Masterpiece Hall by QNB First, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, On Bir (11), group exhibition, Masterpiece Hall by QNB First, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, Ambidextrous Group Show II, group exhibition, Ambidexter, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, 38. Akbank Günümüz Sanatçıları Sergisi, group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, 9.99, solo exhibition, Dose Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Art House, group exhibition, Root Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey
2019, Bombay Sapphire live painting, solo exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey

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