Volkan Aslan's recent practice is influenced by both his recollections, as well as his impressions of the malleability of our perception of time. These memories, half remembered, half forgotten, draw him to certain objects he comes across in his day-to-day life that recall his past. He playfully manipulates them to form surreal constructions that fuse his personal associations with new and unexpected interpretations.
Volkan Aslan, b.1982. Major exhibitions include; A Good Neighbour, 15th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2017), Passion, Joy, Fury, Maxxi Museum, Rome, Italy (2015); The Perfect Day (solo), Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2015); A Day Not Yet Lived (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2014); The Moving Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Mom, am I a barbarian? 13th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2013); If Nature is Heaven, Hell is The City, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey (2011); Too Good to be True, Delfina Foundation, London, UK (2009); and Save As, Milan Triennial, Italy (2008). Public and private collections holding his work include Ozyegin University Collection, Turkey, Pizzuti Collection, USA, Rodney D. Lubeznik Collection, USA, Carmikli Collection, Turkey and Vehbi Koç Foundation, Turkey.
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