13140 Pg art gallery is proud to present “thirteenthousandonehundredandforty”, a solo show by Füruzan Şimşek.
The person trapped in the tightening circle of monotonous contemporary life, forms the general perspective of the artist’s work. Every emotion, every object, every image is viable for our attention. From anti-depressants to heavy-duty machinery from MOBESE cameras to flagstones, everything in her artwork can become the main subject. Şimşek draws our attention to how mundane objects can be perceived as extraordinary.
Within the system that plays with explicit and introverted rules, the artist turns towards the products that one wished to decline and yet embraces. Her artwork is shaped by her life, her influences and her observations. Her aversion from depicting space in her work, her focus upon objects and figures are explained by the overemphasis of individualization in the today’s.
The artist makes ironic references to the diseased state of the person from a free and unfettered background. In the process, she refers to her own life and in this exhibition; she reveals the “thirteenthousandonehundredandforty” days she lived.