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Negative Space

Rendering Nothingness Visible

July 2023 - June 2024

The ‘Negative Space-Rendering Nothingness Visible’ art project includes site-specific art applications in earthquake destruction sites such as Hatay, Maraş and Adıyaman, and conflict destruction sites such as Nusaybin, Cizre and Yüksekova. In said sites, areas of destruction will be envolumed as negative spaces and ‘nothingness’ will thereby be visualized. Negative spaces obtained at said locations (sculptures and visual records thereof) will subsequently be exhibited at an art gallery.

Sadık Arslan

The artist received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Professional Art Department in 2003 and 2013, respectively. In 2019, he received his Doctor of Art degree from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Painting Department. He worked as a Research Assistant at the same university between 2015 and 2019. He worked at the Iğdır University Faculty of Fine Arts Painting Department as faculty member between 2020 and 2022, and has been working at the same university as Associate Professor since 2022.

In addition to social and cultural issues, the artist is also interested in topics such as immigration, warfare, environment and identity. He also shows interest in the symbolic and metaphorical meaning of light and shadow in the East and the West. In his creations, he mostly utilizes disciplines such as painting, sculpture, photograph, installation and site-specific art.

This page is published on 7 December 2023.