SEÇKIN PIRIM / HYPOCHONDRIAC
Hypochondriac is the first solo exhibition in the United States by Turkish artist Seckin Pirim. Previously known for his neo-minimalist sculptures, Hypochondriac is a departure from Seckin Pirim's earlier artworks. In this new series, Pirim combines his previous methods of obsessively symmetrical and precise optical effects with its exact opposite: a spontaneous and uncalculated style of production.
The artist explores his personal struggle with hypochondria, the constant worry of having a serious illness, through his art practice. He questions whether or not the notion of 'the distorted' or 'immaculate' can be described as diseased. Ultimately, Pirim accepts this duality as his own, without recourse or internal criticism. With this artistic process, the artist examines himself and his art through a completely unfiltered lens
The exhibition features works that host paralleled symmetrical and asymmetrical ideas. Placing the challenges of form and content at the center of his production, Seckin Pirim describes Hypochondriac as "an exhibition that overlaps with my life, it lays my life bare. Each work has a story and a corresponding title".
Originally published via C24 Gallery. All images by C24 Gallery.