dolanbay : "Knowledge feels like snowflakes, melting away when falling into my palms, I end up with its traces, slowly disappearing into nothing. It always feels, I am about to grasp it, if it’s not the warmth of the body eliminating its materiality. I end up with having something and/or nothing in the air to follow, hence seeking for knowledge becomes an endless journey." dolanbay
dolanbay lives and works in Berlin and London.
He has studied 3D Design and Mixed Media Fine Art in the UK. He has exhibited and performed in numerous group shows in London, Istanbul and Berlin. In 2005, with a group of artists he co-founded the non-profit project space Meinblau in Berlin, where he has begun “A” Project, a temporary platform for independent art projects. His first solo show in 2009 in Meinblau in Berlin was titled “Heavy Paintings” and the solo show in 2011 in PG Art Gallery in Istanbul was titled „Heavy Paintings – Beyond Traces“. In 2011 he has started a series of performative installation projects called „Untitled Act“.
Via a three-fold focus on artists, art and life, dolanbay has been investigating art theories and coherent practices consecutive of the historical changes that shape contemporary art. Consequently, he has produced series of paintings and performative installations evolving a new aesthetics, negating the dichotomy of Performativity & Constativity, Actuality & Potentiality and Act & Acting within the mode of creation.