Burhan Doğançay - Broadway / Lafayette Exhibition


The streets were also the memory of the joys of children and their tired lives; passing shadows and sounds ...

The walls were the faces of the streets and the rhythm of life would be reproduced on the posters encoded on those faces. On the wall posters of our generation, we have expressed the protest manifestations of poverty and war, longing for peace and freedom, and the utopian song e Imagine est, which multiplies continuously in us. The banners, which were equipped with symbols, logos, protest texts, presented the messages of those who had attached it to the walls, and determined the boundaries of the ideological areas of control that were effective from the walls to the streets. The screaming cry of the banners sticking to the top was heard from below when you tore the end of the top. How many thousand words and feelings would be poured from the windows opened in the place where every poster touched life?

When I watched Doğançay's exhibition, I started to think about the art of collage and the pioneering features of this art for days. It was the first time that I have seen the magical world of this transformation, the transformation of objects into abstract forms by the visual effects and effects created by the collage technique on the surface of Doğançay's painting with the indicators of the whole relationship.

Doğançay offered unlimited forms of sight. These paintings that dimensioned and intensified his intuition and emotions were enriched by diversifying our visual perception. The artist, who expanded the boundaries of art and established the totality of his works by looking at the world again, impressed me very much. From the edge of life to the inside of the canvases, each of the pieces stuck together, as opposed to other elements, more dazzling surfaces. The aesthetic, active in the whole picture, gained momentum with the essence of the piece. It seemed like the little moments felt the life of his abortions breathing. The visual impact, where the effect of the chronological effect was added to the painting. The aesthetic quests were effective in recording these pictures. It seemed that the mosaic, one of the oldest legends of humanity, was the beginning of collage.

Collages that didn't fit the picture, presented life sections that ran out of the canvas. By destroying the classical influences of the perspective, he brought us together with the free-vision actions. Years later I learned; It is a collage that influences and influences contemporary art by transforming the cubism movement, adding dynamism and enchanting dreams. A kind of game actually collage; the artistic game of re-experimenting life and reproducing with esthetics and alienation.

He had lived in New York in 1962 for 39 years. In 1975, he took a long journey and traveled to 114 countries and realized the project i World Walls çık. In 1982 he exhibited his products in Georges Pompidou, Paris under the name id Whispering Walls ’. Since his first exhibition in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, he has taken part in 69 important world museums. She became a companion of the road with the walls where she read her tongue before she got tired and tired. He kept a glimpse of the memory of the walls. Works combined with the possibilities of collage technique; presented the multidimensional varseness of an abstract-conceptual art. He saved himself without losing his ability and his patience. He was the creator of a distinctive style and aesthetics.

One of the most important sources of Doğançay's painting is the local culture. Subconscious; loaded with the most dynamic and dynamic elements of calligraphy.

Because he has his own calligraphy. In a colorist manner, it integrates calligraphic reflections with colors. The rhythmic, serene elements provide the balance and continuity within the picture. When I look at a painting of Burhan Doğançay, I find the calligraphy taste, which is equipped with a contemporary aesthetic, and I never forget my memory; The quote of T.S Eliot, that says “Something that is not traditional is not really new “.