Sanatorium hosts Yağız Özgen’s third solo exhibition “Metadata” between 8 April – 9 May 2015
The exhibition consists of color palletes and arrangements belonging to online documents of various art pieces, which the artist has been obtaining via computer soft wares. Units that constitutes the images in Özgen’s recent works, can be considered as an arrangement of data that points to its spatial borders, as well as going beyond being just a fictional representation that has been systematically gathered together on canvas.
Sequential color series, monochrome color palletes spreading on canvas as an object, and color zones each of which matches one of the canvases... Even though those pieces are online artwork reproductions of acquired patterns in a numeric environment, images interrupt the representation structure. They do not represent anything anymore, but just themselves. Rather than this, they illustrate something that can or cannot be represented. We come accross to an interrupted flow of informatics and a meaning that disappears; nevertheless, we cannot say that the whole informatics vanishes. Just as interruption of sense is sensual , similarly, interruption of information flow should be cognitive as well.
With the artworks of his latest exhibition, Özgen invites visitors to meet with a series of images that makes the consistency of sensation’s possibilities visible. “Metadata” can be visited between 8 April – 9 May 2015 at SANATORIUM.