A short interpretation by İlyas Hayta on the empty street that Alper Bıçaklıoğlu gave life with his apocalyptic depictions; two artists meeting in a dead end…
While the video includes Alper Bıçaklıoğlu's dioramas that make the audience look gigantic, İlyas Hayta is inspired by this empty and dead-end street and offers a critical look at the isolation conditions we live in today.
Beyond exact modeling, Bıçaklıoğlu mainly employs graffiti, one of the most important arts representing subculture and he only reduces the structures in size that have art on their outside in his productions.
The artist, who positions us as giant ghosts, is now detailing a street in his dreams. The dead end of the artist which turns the "outside" into "inside" takes us to a surreal world through the eyes of Ilyas Hayta.
“... Our lives focused on city life and socialization are now shifting to rooms and screens with the transformation we go through. When we look at our divided lives, we can see how we move, how we are afraid and how we are motivated; We seem to be trying to navigate in a sunken city, half awake and half dream "
İlyas Hayta, born in Kilis in 1982, graduated from Çınarlı Anatolian Technical High School Radio and Television Department in 2000 and from Süleyman Demirel University Radio and Television Department in 2002.
İlyas Hayta, who worked as a cinematographer for local televisions such as İzmir TV, Ege TV and Yeni Asır TV between 2002 and 2012, also worked as a director and cinematographer in many different jobs including documentaries, short films, video clips and commercials. Some of these works are; A Tobacco Story 2012, İzmir National Library 2013, İzmir Agora 2014, Turkish Cemeteries 2015
Alper Bıçaklıoğlu, born in Sakarya in 1982, moved to İzmir in 1999 and worked as Ozan Ünal's assistant until 2005. The artist moved to Istanbul in 2008, worked as Yasemin Aslan Bakiri's assistant until 2010. He settled in İzmir again in 2010 and received the GSE Certificate from the İzmir Painting and Sculpture Museum Artwork Determination Commission and established his own workshop where he still continues to work.
The artist, who takes part in many group exhibitions and fairs, has eight solo exhibitions. These; 'powoq' PG Gallery Istanbul 2019, 'Hidden in the Walls' Space Istanbul 2016, 'Fear of Emptiness' Artnext Istanbul 2014, 'The Wall' Mabeyn Gallery 2013, 'Yasal Street' Mabeyn Gallery Istanbul 2012, 'Adams and Eves' Füsun Inan Gallery Istanbul 2011 , 'Automorphosis 2' Hush Gallery Istanbul 2011, 'Automorphosis 1' V Art Gallery Istanbul 2011