TULU BAYAR

I am driven by a strong belief that art-making and art-viewing are powerful tools for learning about the world we live in and ourselves, and transforming them in the process. To this end as an artist, I intend to contribute to creating a more just society through my interdisciplinary projects that examine and engage with urgent contemporary issues.

 

As an artist I believe that art making does not happen as an isolated private act nor does it exist in an isolated place. Rather art exists as a space where things are taken apart, tried out, reassembled, and become part of the cultural landscape.

 

My artistic practice embraces a conscious nod to the past while employing contemporary trends. Pivoting between the past and the present, my work intends to create a poetic dialog between the traditional and the experimental. My intention is take the viewer to a place or situation where they can be engaged with and interested enough to get into a creative and abstracted thought process. To this end I invite the viewer to slow down, spend time with the work, and contemplate the timely issues that my work addresses. As an artist, I also recognize that the transitions in society and technology are causing great cultural shifts at a tremendous pace throughout the world. My excitement in navigating the changing cultural landscape result in conceptually-engaging, interdisciplinary work that combines the traditional artistic media with the latest technological advancements. The intent of my work is to break preconceived notions about certain issues including gender, identity, religion, race and ethnicity, and present an alternative view to my audience.

 

My eclectic range of media and techniques embrace photography, video, sound, sculpture, found materials, performance, and installation. In doing so, my goal is to generate an ambivalent dialogue between the spontaneous and uncontrolled atmosphere of the street and the mediated contemporary art gallery.

 

Driving and walking through rural and urban areas, reading the newspaper, listening to the radio, browsing through a used book store, having brief or long conversations at a supermarket or a cafe, and following the news via social media are some of the routines that trigger my inspiration. While performing these activities, I continually scan the environment or the situation. Through connections I find within these encounters, my work emerges and is presented in a territory where fact and fiction are blurred. My intention is to create universal commonalities out of the polar opposites by employing historical, cultural and political references. These references and symbols open a path for the audience to participate and interpret. It is therefore my goal to offer my audience chances to undertake a further search for meaning beyond first impressions.

 

 

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I am driven by a strong belief that art-making and art-viewing are powerful tools for learning about the world we live in and ourselves, and transforming them in the process. To this end as an artist, I intend to contribute to creating a more just society through my interdisciplinary projects that examine and engage with urgent contemporary issues.

 

As an artist I believe that art making does not happen as an isolated private act nor does it exist in an isolated place. Rather art exists as a space where things are taken apart, tried out, reassembled, and become part of the cultural landscape.

 

My artistic practice embraces a conscious nod to the past while employing contemporary trends. Pivoting between the past and the present, my work intends to create a poetic dialog between the traditional and the experimental. My intention is take the viewer to a place or situation where they can be engaged with and interested enough to get into a creative and abstracted thought process. To this end I invite the viewer to slow down, spend time with the work, and contemplate the timely issues that my work addresses. As an artist, I also recognize that the transitions in society and technology are causing great cultural shifts at a tremendous pace throughout the world. My excitement in navigating the changing cultural landscape result in conceptually-engaging, interdisciplinary work that combines the traditional artistic media with the latest technological advancements. The intent of my work is to break preconceived notions about certain issues including gender, identity, religion, race and ethnicity, and present an alternative view to my audience.

 

My eclectic range of media and techniques embrace photography, video, sound, sculpture, found materials, performance, and installation. In doing so, my goal is to generate an ambivalent dialogue between the spontaneous and uncontrolled atmosphere of the street and the mediated contemporary art gallery.

 

Driving and walking through rural and urban areas, reading the newspaper, listening to the radio, browsing through a used book store, having brief or long conversations at a supermarket or a cafe, and following the news via social media are some of the routines that trigger my inspiration. While performing these activities, I continually scan the environment or the situation. Through connections I find within these encounters, my work emerges and is presented in a territory where fact and fiction are blurred. My intention is to create universal commonalities out of the polar opposites by employing historical, cultural and political references. These references and symbols open a path for the audience to participate and interpret. It is therefore my goal to offer my audience chances to undertake a further search for meaning beyond first impressions.