February 25 – March 19 2016
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