Melike Uçku: PARADOX
The artist thinks that the collage technique is very appropriate in reflecting the cross-sections and traces of the life of a modern urban person. Letters and black and white photographs are first broken apart, then re-joined with a new logic to take their place in the artistic process as parts of the thinker out of the manifestations of life in a sense. These physical objects that are ripped apart from their physical properties and moved to today, find their integrity once again. This new integrity doesn’t reflect what was yesterday, neither does it reflect what is today. It is a bridge between yesterday and today, and an emotional transition. That moment from the past is rebuilt in the artist’s process of creation and comes back to life.
It is an eclectic approach, to bring different objects together in the picture plane, but it is also independent and unifying. It places it not with a spontaneous approach but with a hierarchical order, fiction, and an aesthetic anxiety. The artist's desire for real life abstraction has led her to choose Gerhard Richter in her doctoral thesis.
The artist; by shaping the interpretations of human actions on the quest for loneliness and eternity, with her own specific fiction and symbolic narration, reveals her impromptu and unusual artist identity. The surfaces created by intense paint and wide brush bumps are reflected on the surface of an infinite metaphor rather than a specific description.
Ass. Prof. Dr. Şenay Alsan
Haliç University Head of Graphic Design Department