Ceramic artist Pinar Caliskan Gulec's "Essence Of Being" exhibition which's a follow-up of her previous "Memory" exhibition, was viewed in in Pintura Urla Art Gallery. Gulec has brought forward different psychic/ sociologic/ and philosophical views of self, regarding the nature of woman with her works.
Assoc. Prof. YILDIZ ERSAGDIC
Pinar Caliskan Gulec's "Self" themed personal exhibition which she has organized in Pintura Urla Art Gallery between 20th November-12th December 2021, was in fact a follow-up of her "Memory" themed personal exhibition which she has organized in 2018.
In addition to the stone, traces and closed pot forms that are observed in her previous exhibition, open pot forms and woman adorned with these forms and the figures which pair with a symbolic expression of woman's different identity/ self-views, are catching the eyes. The first thing perceived in this newly presented figure aesthetics, are the different psychic/ sociologic/ and philosophical views of self, regarding the nature of woman.
The "Self" is the sum of individual's thoughts and emotions oriented at himself/herself in a process of reaching out from self-awareness to self-revelation and from self-conception to self-images and self-perceiving. And this situation is being requestioned under different titles of the self such as 'Embracement', 'Dream', 'Peace', 'Trauma', 'Prohibition', 'Self', 'Alienation', 'Waiting', 'Life' and 'Resurrection', by symbolic stances within the context of Pinar Caliskan Gulec's "Self" themed personal exhibition. In this exhibition of the artist; each figure that looks closer to the woman, is grounding its' own expression of existence with different stances of the self and reveals from the background towards to the audience with a busting speed. In this communication that envisions and even glorifies the questioning of existence, the rhetoric of a new form of expression that seeks an answer on life, woman and action, emerges in spontaneity.