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Sercan Sahin
updated: 01/20/2010
website: sercans.wordpress.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Daz my iiyir luks smol on dis feys?
halusineyshin
She said she liked sunflowers
Dwell
Un-tittled
stap dis gabildu guk..
feyir pley tu yu boy!
tu dey is the dey for yu tu teyk it iizy.
di beck peyn is nat getin eny beddir..
Der goos di mecik..
prizin gard and his altir igo..
Foreyn
Van handrid porsent ayrish
Boord
Haas sicker
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, humor, political, conceptual, memory, identity, language, cartoon
 
 
Daz my iiyir luks smol on dis feys? by Sercan Sahin
Daz my iiyir luks smol on dis feys?
Pencil, ink, acrylic on paper
2007
11" x  13.8" 
halusineyshin by Sercan Sahin
halusineyshin
Acrylic, ink, on paper
2007
11" x  13.8" 
She said she liked sunflowers by Sercan Sahin
She said she liked sunflowers
Acrylic, coffee, ink, on paper
2007
11" x  13.8" 
Dwell by Sercan Sahin
Dwell
Acrylic, coffee, ink, on paper
2007
11" x  13.8" 
Un-tittled by Sercan Sahin
Un-tittled
Acrylic, coffee, ink, on paper
2007
11" x  13.8" 
stap dis gabildu guk.. by Sercan Sahin
stap dis gabildu guk..
pen, ink on paper
2007
14" x  17" 
feyir pley tu yu boy! by Sercan Sahin
feyir pley tu yu boy!
pem, ink on paper
2007
14" x  17" 
tu dey is the dey for yu tu teyk it iizy. by Sercan Sahin
tu dey is the dey for yu tu teyk it iizy.
Pen, ink on paper
2007
14" x  17" 
di beck peyn is nat getin eny beddir.. by Sercan Sahin
di beck peyn is nat getin eny beddir..
gouache, pencil, ink on paper
2008
8.5 " x  9.1 " 
Der goos di mecik.. by Sercan Sahin
Der goos di mecik..
gouache, pencil, ink on paper
2008
6.9" x  7.5" 
prizin gard and his altir igo.. by Sercan Sahin
prizin gard and his altir igo..
gouache, ink, pencil on paper
2008
9.8" x  10" 
Foreyn by Sercan Sahin
Foreyn
Ink on board
2009
11" x  13.8" 
Van handrid porsent ayrish by Sercan Sahin
Van handrid porsent ayrish
Mixed media on board
2009
10.5" x  13.6" 
Boord by Sercan Sahin
Boord
gouache, ink on paper
2009
6.9" x  9.1" 
Haas sicker by Sercan Sahin
Haas sicker
acrylic,ink on paper
2009
10.5" x  13.6" 

Artist Statement

 

Sercan’s critical interests and visual practice focus on Language, Identity, and Politics. He is interested in observing the interaction of these three elements and their influence on the formation of individual realities/memories. Visually Sercan chooses very different strategies to investigate and execute the work; it involves a fluid interaction of abstraction and figuration in a mostly two-dimensional format by using painting and drawing as his preliminary visual strategies. Text began to occupy significant space in his recent work as he began to deal with the concepts of language and identity more and more.

The sources that motivate his work vary; images and stories found in newspapers, magazines,comics, graphic novels, books, the Internet, films, his own photography and sketches, present him with the impetus to develop his work. While there is a strong sense of narrative behind his work, it is the ambiguity of the same narrative that makes the finished piece more compelling.

 


Artist Bio / CV

2001 Doctorate in Art Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
1996 MA (with Distinction) Printmaking, California State University, Chico, CA, USA
1992 BA: Visual Arts Education (with Teaching Qualification) / Graphic Arts Major (Graphic Design, Printmaking), Dokuz Eylul University, Colllege of Education, Buca, Izmir, Turkey.

 
 
Selected exhibitions include;
Di Lawd Vanz (installation), Mamuska Limerick (2008), Posted 1, International Poster Art Exhibition, Cork, Glasgow, San Francisco + venues (2007), Group Exhibition, Maryland State Government, Upper Marlboro, MD organized by Greenbelt Art Center, MD, USA (2006), Takoma Live: Group Exhibition, Takoma Park Library, Maryland (2005), Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia: Open Studios, Takoma Park, Maryland, Open Studios (2004), A Salon Studios, Takoma Park, Maryland (2003), Works on Paper, Chris Doswell Gallery, Limerick, Ireland (Solo) (2003), Limerick Printmakers Members Exhibitions (2003), “Impressions/02“, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland (2002), Group Exhibition, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2002), “Works on Paper”, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland (2001), (Solo), Iontas 12th National Art Competition, Sligo Art Gallery (2001),Millennium Box Set, Hot Bed Press Initiative, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2001), Print Exhibition, Janet Turner Art Gallery, CSU, Chico, Juried Art Exhibition, Taylor Art Gallery, CSU (1996), Chico, Print Exchange Colloquium, University of Notre Dame, Invitational (1995)