Saturday, 20 February 2016

the possibility of an island

February 25 – March 19 2016
 Öktem&Aykut Gallery,

Since his 2013 show On the Eve that took place at Tophane-i Amire, Albano indicates that nothing happened that might help us keep our optimism regarding the future of the world. Yet, radical changes in his personal life force him to remain hopeful. The tremor caused by the very cleavage between the societal pessimism and his own esperance made his work more tense and turned his artistic language more assertive and stern.

The seven pieces of sculpture at Albano’s Öktem&Aykut show did materialize between 2009 and 2015. They make up a distinct selection reflecting Albano’s particular use of material and his imagery. Referring to Picasso’s Blue Period, his drawings made of blue ballpoint pens indicate the current abyss within the global social mood oscillating between despair and high hopes…

WHIRLPOOL  ,2014,wax, polyester resin, pillows, rope  37x∅115 cm

SHIPWRECK  ,2014,wax, polyester resin 70x105x201 cm

CASTAWAY ,2014-2016,wax, polyester resin, glass bowls, sand 25x251x212 cm                                                                                         

                                                  UNTITLED ,2016, ballpoint pen on plastic paper  42x61 cm       

                                                  UNTITLED 2015,ballpoint pen on plastic paper  29x42,5 cm 

                                   UNTITLED 2015 ,ballpoint pen on plastic paper  42,5x42,5 cm

                                     UNTITLED 2015,ballpoint pen on plastic paper  42,5x42,5 cm

                                   UNTITLED 2015,ballpoint pen on plastic paper  38x53 cm

UNTITLED 2016,ballpoint pen on plastic paper  43x43 cm