Artist defines ‘Pure Justice’ in his new work at city’s art fair
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Contemporray artist Ahmet Güneştekin uses Heraclites’ concept of Pure Justice, which aims to show the harmony between the ‘differences.’
This year’s contemporary art fair, Contemporary Istanbul, will once again host Ahmet Güneştekin’s works. Güneştekin, who raised eyebrows last year with his huge work called “Doors of the sun” and the price that he requested for them, will once again aim to leave his mark on the fair.
Güneştekin aims to create by using his senses. This year the artist will once again choose to uses his sixth sense and question the concept of justice through his work titled “Pure Justice.”
“While thinking about my work I decided to uses Heraclites’ Pure Justice concept,” he said during an interview. This concept aims to show the harmony between the “differences,” according to Güneştekin.
Güneştekin gathered sculpture, painting and installation in one work, according to Yalçın Sadak, art historian and critic.
Materials like metal and wood
The work also has different materials, such as metal and wood. “My work gathers a total of five sculptures at the same time,” Güneştekin said. The work has a column as its main part that signifies the spine of a human. “While doing this I also want to draw attention to the concept of freedom,” he said.
“A human has never been a free creature, it has something that is holding it back all the time,” he said, adding that this might be the infinite war of the forces and power.
From the gathering of the differences, a pure harmony comes to life, Güneştekin said. “Everything comes to being as a result of collisions and conflict. I tried to reflect this concept in modern art.” What Güneştekin crafted makes this concept a visible one.
Another focus of the piece is the visibility of the dynamism of redundancy. “Life consists of many things and redundancy and plenitude are the main things at the core of the life.”
This makes a dynamic reflection, according to the artist. ”With this reflection, I also wanted to focus on the core of life and people.”
In life some people always depend on others, while some never need things, according to Güneştekin. “The core of the work, which is also the ‘spine’ and symbolizes the spines of a human, also refers to the dependence and freedom.”
The real “creators,” such as writers and musicians, are people who do not depend on anything. Asked if he depends on something, Güneştekin’s answer was straight. “If I become managed or dependent, I would not be an artist.”
“You cannot create an artwork for the market,” he added.
Güneştekin created the piece in eight months. “Not only one, but around 55 people worked on this project,” added Güneştekin. A total of 55 professional people worked 900 hours to finish these works, he said.
The masterpiece of Güneştekin consists of 600 pieces. Commenting on the works, art historian and critic Sadak said: “It is possible to view these pieces from lots of different points. Because it is a work, which allows viewing from many parts of the room and in each part the viewer can discover a piece of wood, a color or a shape.”
Güneştekin aims to make the viewer experience a new exhibiting technique.