About

Ece Ağırtmış (1995) is an Istanbul-based artist. Ağırtmış creates three-dimensional wooden sculptures based on two-dimensional drawings by fusing her childhood-reflecting drawings with her distinctive color scale.

 

The artist's use of wood as a medium and the sources of her inspiration contribute to the recurring sense of nostalgia in her works. Invoking both the audience's and the artist's own pasts, the wooden touch of vintage toys and the vibrant world of cartoons and animation offer a voyage. The universe established by the artist becomes a shared memory between the audience and the artist when they interact with the Ağırtmış’s works, which causes the audience to feel an inexplicable familiarity with the works. From the perspective of the artist, irony and small nuances that we overlook in everyday life or that we have grown accustomed to from popular culture merge to generate a fresh sense of humor. Moments that are regarded as unfavorable are transformed into an experience that makes the audience smile and provides different perspectives with the touch of Ağırtmış.





Born in Izmir, 1995
Lives in Istanbul



Education:

2009-2013
Işılay Saygın Fine Arts Highschool, Department of Painting

2013-2018
Anadolu University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphic Design



Selected shows:

 

2015: Ahmet Adnan Saygun Art Center, 22. International Izmir/European Jazz Festival Poster Selection, Izmir, Turkey

2018: Galerist, "Sunday Morning", Istanbul, Turkey

2018: Kova Art Space, "O Eski Güzel, Kötü Günler", Ankara, Turkey

2019: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, "Lost and not Found", Amsterdam, Holland

2019: Soho House, "Lost on the Highway", Istanbul, Turkey

2020: Circle Space, Fam "Pulse" group show, Istanbul, Turkey

2021: Ada Modern Art Gallery: "50 illustrator birlikte", Aydın, Turkey

2021: Öktem Aykut: Borderless "Editions", Istanbul, Turkey
2022: Artweeks Akaretler 2022, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2022: 17th. Contemporary Istanbul, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey


Fests:
2022, Berlin Art Book Fest, Miss Read, Borderless "Editions", Berlin, Germany