In one aspect, Bubi is an artist with a rare gothic spirit in Turkish Art. Uncanny, creepy, primitive, gloaming, piercing… Especially that creeping sensation exuded by his sculptures. Each work bearing the unfinished mark of the gothic, with handprints and featuring errors, because content is a shiver that forces the boundaries of contour and form.
Looking back from Bubi’s latest works… Retrospective. This look stands for pondering the ever-changing poetics and the understanding of the plastic and the surface. Indeed, we managed something quite difficult. We attempted to build the backbone of an artist book from chats and interviews. I believe the result turned out to be a living, breathing text that can feel. We refreshed retrospective look on the works of art. As the interview went, hitherto forgotten papers, sketches and letters appeared on the table. Considering this long interview and experience, writing about his work formed a whole new atmosphere. Everything stretched so far beyond the cold, bookish rhetoric. Opening up through the talk.
But here always is that which cannot be “uttered”, that which cannot be “conceptualized” and “elucidated”. They stand before us as works of art.
1st Edition: April 2017, 254 s.
Tasarım: Savaş Çekiç • Translation: M. Emir Uslu • Editor: Eda Sezgin