IRFAN ÖNÜRMEN: PENDULUM


  • C24 Gallery 560 West 24th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States

New York, NY (February 9, 2016)- C24 Gallery is pleased to announce Pendulum, a solo exhibition featuring all new work by C24 Gallery artist, İrfan Önürmen. The exhibition will be on view March 3, 2016 through April 23, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday March 3rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Pendulum bears witness to the manifestations of Önürmen’s spiritual states.  In this exhibition, the artist oscillates like a pendulum between his inner experience and the traumatic nature of current times. His work explores the dichotomy and discrepancies between personal and public experience as seen through the lens of contemporary media and it’s effects on the human experience.  

With a unique aesthetic approach comprised of layering tulle and textile materials, Önürmen creates a mysterious tone in each work that explores the concepts of vulnerability, transparency, fragmentation and depth, in the pursuit of harmony and dissonance. With these themes in mind, the viewer is asked to question what is veiled behind each layer. Dual meanings such as order and chaos emerge in works that are at times sober yet playful.

İrfan Önürmen (Turkey) graduated form the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy (now known as Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University), Department of Painting in 1987. His artwork has been exhibited extensively internationally including in several art fairs such as The Armory Show, Art Dubai, Contemporary Istanbul, and Pulse New York. He is a prominent member of many private and public collections.

C24 Gallery is based in New York City and was established in 2011 with a commitment to showcasing groundbreaking contemporary art. The gallery represents artists working in all mediums, who have often achieved critical acclaim and challenge the mediums within which they work.  The newly constructed space opened in December 2015 and resides in a stunning new building on West 24th street, boasting 5,000 square feet on two floors with an atrium rising twenty one feet and adorned with a skylight. C24 Gallery remains dedicated to it’s geographically diverse program, which focuses on building artist’s careers and reinforcing the gallery’s place in a vibrant art community.

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