B.C. POP ART | 5 DECEMBER – 5 JANUARY
Yusuf Aygeç’s first solo show “B.C. POP ART” is opening at C.A.M. Gallery. Through the idea of “If it were me…” the artist forms a bond between the ‘classic/cult figure’ and ‘present time’ without detaching the figures from their own eras.
Throughout its development and transformation, art has been interrupted and ruined in certain periods during history due to religious and political impacts. The question is “what kind of works would emerge if the artists were not forced to paint the royal families or the church?” The artist is coding certain images of pop culture into the popular figures of art history/old masters, while claiming that there is no difference among the people of past and present time. The ego, pretense and materialism; remain unchanged. The stories of the works created by the thought of ‘how would the characters of the past desire to live in present time,’ establish a link between the past and present while challenging the imaginations of the viewers.