The work of Leyla Aydoslu is often a deconstruction of architectural elements adapted to the scale of the human body and of the space where the work is shown.
Leyla Aydoslu: Oomph part V
17 November – 22 December, 2019
The work of Leyla Aydoslu (1987, TR/DE, lives and works in Ghent, BE) is often a deconstruction of architectural elements adapted to the scale of the human body and of the space where the work is shown. She looks for objects of possible interest in the streets, often remnants of building materials, which she then converts experimentally into constructions and sculptural installations that may be both robust and elegant. While respecting the properties of the material, during the creative process she looks for ways of linking the various elements together to the point where a sense of tension arises. The mould and the cast – negative and positive space – make frequent appearances in her oeuvre. At P/////AKT Aydoslu is presenting a new, site-specific installation of sculptural works.
In a way we consider the oomph the highest achievement in art. It’s the sensation, perhaps in the underbelly at first, when you encounter something that touches and convinces you in a very direct yet inexplicable manner, something that happens between the viewer and the work and which is undeniably there: a connection or intuitive/unmediated relation and entrance to the work, even if (or especially if) you cannot quite put your finger on it.
P/////AKT’s 2019 exhibition programme Oomph features solo exhibitions by Ricardo van Eyk, Pedro Barateiro, Mickey Yang, Katja Mater and Leyla Aydoslu. Oomph is supported by Ammodo, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Mondriaan Fonds.
P/////AKT is a non-profit exhibition space for contemporary art that organizes and facilitates large scale solo presentations through which the audience gets the opportunity to gain insight in the thinking space of the artists. P/////AKT provides a platform for exceptional, emerging artistic talents, who distinguish themselves through their unique and authentic language and who are capable of giving a different view on the current way of thinking. They are stimulated to work out new developments and are given the opportunity to present their work to a relevant audience. Furthermore, P/////AKT always asks the artists to produce new work that relates to the specific nature and dimensions of the given space and to present their own mental space as an overall presentation within the given context.
Photo: Charlott Markus, courtesy of P/////AKT Amsterdam