(1994, Istanbul, Turkey)
Lives and works in Istanbul.
Aras Yazıcı was born in Istanbul in 1994. Between 2012 and 2018, he studied at the Department of Art and Crafts Teacher Education at the University of Marmara and gave painting courses at various institutions. He has been working voluntarily in Ders Belgeliği since 2012 to contribute to the education of art. In 2015, Yazıcı received the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture Award in the category of photography during the 22nd International Biennial of Humor and Satire in the Arts. In the same year, he founded the Sanat Enstitüsü, an alternative art studio, where he began his artistic works. In 2017, he opened a solo exhibition named “www.entityartproject.com” in Istanbul. Yazıcı started his graduate education at the Fine Arts University of Mimar Sinan, at the Department of Basic Art and Design in 2018. Currently, he lives and works in Istanbul.
The source of Yazıcı’s works is the fear of space and extinction. Yazıcı, who is in search of an absolute reality, salvation, and meaning, in his works questions the existence of man in the universe. According to him, loneliness and death are the two most basic realities of existence. For this reason, he produces interdisciplinary works on the concepts of death and the entity.
In his works, Yazıcı associates existence with time and space. He creates unique works by using his three-dimensional works as a painting element in his paintings and editings. He designs editings and processes that can be experienced by the viewers and explores new areas of illusion outside the surface. In his editings, he uses certain space and time intervals as an illusion area.
Yazıcı aims to create a new form through his works. This form is the form of the mirror piece that it uses in his image work and symbolizes the moment. Using this form in all his works, Yazıcı said about the mirror: “We will create the moment as creators. Until our short life is over. But a mirror will always show you the moment. It will show time, change, transformation and everything that exists. The only thing that will not change is the mirror. That is the mirror, the moment.”
2018 Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Basic Art and Design, Graduate Program, Istanbul, Turkey.
2012-2018 Marmara University, Atatürk Faculty of Education, Department of Art and Crafts Teacher Education, Undergraduate Program, Istanbul, Turkey.
2017 Ders Belgeliği 4th Painting Competition, Istanbul, Turkey.
2015 22nd International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.
2017 www.entityartproject.com, Caddebostan Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey, November 10 – November 17.
2018 Onmetrekare, Sanat Enstitüsü, Istanbul, Turkey, September 8 – October 8.
2018 Muğlak Alan, Caddebostan Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey, April 19 – May 10.
2018 Yavaş Yavaş Yaşama Döner Gibi, International Association of Plastic Arts, Istanbul, Turkey, April 18 – May 19.
2017 Gezgin Ressamlar, Independent Art Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, December 11 – December 24.
2017 18th Belgelik Painting – Drawing Exhibition, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 3 – April 14.
2016 17th Belgelik Painting – Drawing Exhibition, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 4 – April 15.
2015 Sanat Enstitüsü Was Here, Don Quixote Occupy House, Istanbul, Turkey, July 11 – July 12.