22 December 2023 - 10 February 2024

ARTIST Yunus Emre Erdoğan

SANATORIUM presents Yunus Emre Erdoğan's third solo exhibition "Breathing" between the dates of December 22, 2023, and February 10, 2024. ''Breathing'' consists of the artist's works in which he reflects on dichotomies such as subject-object, existence-absence, inside-outside, and light-shadow by taking into consideration the possible effects of emptiness.

‘‘Breathing’’ shows the poetic sensitivity in Yunus Emre Erdoğan's works in depth, and includes the relationships that incorporeal experience can establish with the world. With contemplative searches, the artist seeks the poetic expression of the beings that breathe in the universe. In addition, while drawing a trajectory of the self and the world from ontological and incorporeal quests, he offers the opportunity to experience possible dimensions on the border of breathing and panting. Erdoğan shows the lines that emerge from his contact with the surface of white paper as an infinite number of inhalations and exhalations of an infinite number of breaths.

Yunus Emre Erdoğan makes the vibrations of emptiness visible in his automatic - abstract drawings for his incorporeal pursuits. In spontaneous abstractions, “invisible forces” come into contact with the void. The void expresses itself by not being reduced to any form or representation, but also by not remaining a mere void. The artist also addresses the problem of what to do with a white paper consisting of layers and intervenes in the paper in order for the void to reveal infinite possibilities.

Yunus Emre Erdoğan’s desire to provoke seeing what is behind the visible through his endeavor to conceal or cover up things is manifested in the exhibition "Breathing". The exhibition refers to metaphysical searches and absence while expressing the understanding that everything is a whole is conveyed in an abstract expressionist way.