Private view: 9 February Friday, 18.30 – 20.30
Image Credits: Osman Dinç, Elbow Grease of Bee, 2017, aluminum, wax, detail
Pi Artworks Istanbul is
pleased to present Osman Dinc’s solo exhibition Beewax
is the Elbow Grease of Bees between 10 February - 28 March 2018 at our new space in Karakoy. Dinc’s
changes in his practice throughtout the years are visible in this show,
presenting works made with many different materials such as steel, aluminum,
stone. In this exhibition, the artist’s sculptures remind what human labor is,
in a poetic and subtle sequence of elements.
Dinc tranforms materials into sculptures vitalizing them, inviting
the viewers to a dialogue with his own narratives. The sculptures keep their
own essence material, and at the same time they bring nature, culture and
technique together. Dinc’s artworks mirror our feelings and thoughts, making
possible the appearance of a new connection.
Sculptures make the invisible thought visible with a minimalist
approach. Dinc, in his works, investigates the beginning of the forgotten
values and also protects the raw material that dedicates to language of plastic
arts. Minimalistic artworks merge with other artistic disciplines, creating an integrity
throughout the exhibition. Emphasizing the workers’ hypocrisy within the functioning
context of the global economy, the show associates cultural patterns with
social memory, by linking different topics and historical processes.
In the exhibition, all the artworks, each one
of them with their own story, seem to be in harmony, creating a flawless and
unexpected dialogue between them. The installation Elbow Grease of Bee, composed by 100
aluminum pods filled with beeswax, challenges the audience with a strong fictional narration. Other works part of the show, related to the sources of nature,
such as sculptures’ arrangements made of steel boats, water-trapped steel
cuddles and water clocks, change form and turn into ideas. These views, supported by the language of the materials used, are the basis
of the story, telling the way the world works. The artist invites the viewers’
self-awakening with everyday objects of our collective memory.
Osman Dinç, d.
1948. Major exhibition include; Respect II, Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey (2016); What’s The Riddle, Pi Artworks London,
England (2016); A Story of the World (solo), Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey
(2014); Les Jeux De l'Eau Et du
Miel, L'Agart, Amilly, France (2014); Fair Signe, Maison d'art Contemporain Chailloux, MACC, France
(2014); Theorem (solo), Pi
Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Cosmic
Touch, Espace Art Roch, Paris, France (2013); Osman Dinç( solo), Siyah
Beyaz Sanat Galerisi, Ankara, Turkey (2011). Dinç has been the recipient of numerous
awards, including the Ankara Art Foundation's 2002 Sculptor of the Year , the
1993 UNESCO Sculptor of the Year, and has been thrice awarded the State Museum
of Turkey's Sculpture and Painting Award. Major collections include Les Tanneries, Centre d'art Contemporain, Amilly, France; The Art
Collection of the Municipality of Paris, France; Istanbul Modern, Turkey;
Merkez Bank Collection, Turkey; The Musée de Annecy Collection, France; and the
State Museum of Sculpture and Painting, Ankara, Turkey.
more information and images:
Iþýl Aydemir: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eda Derala: email@example.com