Seçkin Pirim Retreat
Exhibition Catalogue | English, Turkish | Category: Sculpture
Editor: Çiçek Öztek
Text: Matt Hanson | Translation: Vanina Kutelas
Photographs: Nazlı Erdemirel
Design: Atelier Neşe Nogay, ALEF Editorial Design
2022, Istanbul, Dirimart
p. 104 | Four Colour, Illustrated, Hardcover | 33.5 x 23 cm
ISBN: 978-605-5815-60-8 | Barcode: 9786055815608
Price: 20 EURO / 18 USD
This catalogue wash published within the context of Seçkin Pirim’s first solo exhibition titled Retreat held at Dirimart in December 1–31, 2022. The bilingual catalogue features a comprehensive inspirational text by Matt Hanson, a product of in-depth conversations at the artist’s studio, contemplating not only on the exhibited works but also establishing connections with the artist’s entire oeuvre. The text is accompanied by Nazlı Erdemirel’s photographs of works and installation views.
The spontaneous forms in Seçkin Pirim’s works produced in neo-minimalist style through numerous different materials represent the artist’s social connections and his journey to re-meet himself and become his own self. Drawing his inspiration and production style from Rumi’s conception of “from one to whole,” the issues and experiences that Pirim occupies himself with as the source of his art constitute the representation of spiritual-physical purification and introspection in his latest works. Pirim is seeking answers to questions of renewal and transformation through repeating forms that force their own limits in the face of present-day chaotic and heterogenous modes of existence.