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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."
-Pilot Gallery





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fests:

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




Interviews:

MediaCat magazine: Interview

Elele magazine: “Generation Z” Interview

Mercado online art platform: “Diyalog” Interview

Tasarlayanlar online art platform: Interview

InBetween online design platform: “Spotlight” Interview+Podcast

Gerekeniyap: Interview

Bant Mag: "3 soruda" Interview
Based Istanbul Welcomes, Ece Ağırtmış

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