Obsolete, rusting signs on display at Mixer
Berkay Buğdanoğlu’s latest exhibition, “Grigori,” at Mixer features a series of obsolete and rusting signs once glistening advertising boards of a bygone era’s fashionable luxury designers.
Throughout a series of fictionalized plots, Buğdanoğlu envisages these scrap, rusting objects as items of sheer beauty, and in doing so is able to evoke images of a decaying aesthetic destruction. He makes use of recycled/ready-made pieces of discarded metal and transforms these once historic, decaying items into aesthetically pleasing objects. Buğdanoğlu studied fine arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art by securing scholarships from David Jacobs and C.V. Starr.
Between 2007 and 2011, Buğdanoğlu traveled throughout the United States and Eastern Europe working as a freelance animator and illustrator.
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