MERISTEME | Ömer Faruk Kaplan

MERISTEME

Bärbel Praun
Isabell Schulte
Ömer Faruk Kaplan
Yannick Riemer
Sophia Domagała

curated by Felix Becker

Territorial Monuments (2024) is the name Ömer Faruk Kaplan has given his rectangular concrete castings, which have a sculptural, almost architectural appearance thanks to their resolutely placed, geometric incisions and carvings. Mounted on the wall, they also immediately take on a painting-like quality, as their surfaces display slightly different colour nuances. Kaplan reinforces the focus on the surface by placing vinyl strips in the moulds, which leave narrow grooves on the concrete. These are often only visible on the finished work when the light refracts off the surface in a certain way. Minimalist, graphic reliefs, which repeatedly withdraw from the viewer's gaze, cover a material that symbolises oversize, hardness and consistency like almost no other. In contrast, the exhibition features three works by Kaplan from the Sensitive (2024) series, in which the artist casts acrylic varnish reliefs on polymer plasterboard in a similar way. In addition to the traces of vinyl tape, which also run across the entire format, the panels have a strong grooving, which Kaplan also generates during the moulding process. Through these subtle alterations, while retaining essential elements of his formal language, Kaplan achieves the impression of the unlimited nature of his material negotiations.

Ömer Faruk Kaplan
2024
Territorial Monument
Cast concrete, acrylic lacquer
30 x 21 x 2 cm
€1,490.00
Ömer Faruk Kaplan
2024
Territorial Monument
Cast concrete, acrylic lacquer
30 x 21 x 2 cm
€1,490.00
Ömer Faruk Kaplan
2024
Territorial Monument
Cast concrete, acrylic lacquer
40 x 30 x 3.5 cm
€2,090.00
Ömer Faruk Kaplan
2024
Territorial Monument
Cast concrete, acrylic lacquer
21 x 15 x 3.5 cm
€1,135.00
Ömer Faruk Kaplan
2023
Spot
Alabaster plaster, pigment, vinyl glue, acrylic lacquer
16 x 10 x 3 cm
€655.00
Ömer Faruk Kaplan
2023
Spot
Alabaster plaster, pigment, vinyl glue, acrylic lacquer
12 x 12 x 3 cm
€655.00
Ömer Faruk Kaplan
2023
Spot
Alabaster plaster, pigment, vinyl glue, acrylic lacquer
10 x 7 x 3 cm
€500.00