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BROKEN ALLEGORY

Is it possible to liberate the woman figure invaded by art history? While pursuing the answer to this question, it was inevitable for me to question the act of painting. I brought together my subjective gestures with the images I detached and stole away from their sources and symbolic systems. The slippery surface of computer offered me an infinite opportunity for arranging these meetings. I wanted to create intervals in this system that bothers me and which makes me feel that I do not belong by dispatching the parts of my body to new surfaces with the help of a new vocabulary I constructed.

While I was dealing with numerous sources and patterns for “Broken Alegori” in my studio, the following ideas accompanied my production process; in a world where grand narratives, heroes and myths have become extinct, images can only exist temporarily within their shadow. It is impossible to create a new image but it is possible to meet focuses develop with each other. These fragments are far from having a narrative with unity and are merely a deviant reflection of the visual narratives they once belonged to. The tension of these word-images I randomly place on the surface makes visible the desire suppressed by art history. The authority hidden in fantasies reconstruct their temporary presence on the surface as a disappointment by the cut in the infinite cycle among images.

İnci Eviner 2008

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