Grigori

29.03.2013 - 28.04.2013

Mixer is proud to host Berkay Buğdanoğlu’s second Istanbul solo exhibition ‘Grigori’

Berkay Buğdanoğlu’s latest work features a series of obsolete and rusting signs, once glistening advertising boards of a bygone era’s fashionable luxury designers. Throughout a series of fictionalised plots, Berkay envisages these scrap, rusting objects as items of sheer beauty; and in doing so is able to evoke images of a decaying aesthetic destruction.

In a passive society made up of homogenous, cloned individuals, a society where even the slightest hint of pandemonium fails to make any difference. A society now so deeply rooted, it takes more than a few individuals to break the mould, and as a result of this lack in individual force, any glitches that one attempts to gather are meaningless; a single person’s efforts are guaranteed to fail, as one belongs merely in an existential sense.

Within the confines and uncertainty of the space, Buğdanoğlu questions a temporal existence and seeks to attempt a visualisation of his own identity through his work. Berkay Buğdanoğlu’s second solo exhibition, ‘Grigori’ focuses on the individual’s consumption of luxury items and examines this through the physical and mental contrasts that are revealed as a consequence.

He makes use of re-cycled/ready-made pieces of discarded metal and transforms these once historic, decaying, rusting items in to a thing of sheer beauty. Berkay Buğdanoğlu studied fine arts at Maryland Institute College of Art by securing scholarships from David Jacobs and C.V. Starr. Between 2007 - 2011, Buğdanoğlu travelled throughout the States and Eastern Europe whilst working as a freelance animator and illustrator.

He opened his first solo exhibition ‘01; Ante Bellum’ at Mim Art & Antiques in May 2012. Mixer is pleased to host Berkay Buğdanoğlu’s second solo show ‘Grigori’ from 29th March - 28th April 2013. The exhibition is open daily except Mondays from 11.00 - 19.00