Hira Gedikoglu

Overview

Characters reappear in a repetitive rhythm reminiscent of Renaissance Frescoes and Ottoman miniatures. They depict tales of shape-shifting cins, punishments for shameful sins, carnivorous hypnotizing temptresses and animals neither dead or alive.

Hira Gedikoglu (b.1994, Adana, Turkey) lives and works in Winchester, England. After graduating with a First Class degree from the University of Oxford, she went on to complete her postgraduate diploma at the Royal Drawing School.  She relies on storytelling to unveil nostalgia that belongs to her within a series of photographs, home videos and fragments of literature. The work becomes a biographical exploration of themes such as womanhood, sisterhood, motherhood, religion, familial dynamics and tension within a Turkish (and personal) cultural context. 

 

In this series, each narrative is an amalgamation of folk tales and real-life events; an ambiguous space of limbo between imagination and reality much like the stories themselves. Characters reappear in a repetitive rhythm reminiscent of Renaissance Frescoes and Ottoman miniatures. They depict tales of shape-shifting cins, punishments for shameful sins, carnivorous hypnotizing temptresses and animals neither dead or alive.

 

Works
  • Hira Gedikoglu, DELIVERANCE, 2021
    Hira Gedikoglu
    DELIVERANCE, 2021
    Charcoal on paper
    150 x 55 cm
    59 1/8 x 21 5/8 in
  • Hira Gedikoglu, INCESSANT SUBSCRIPTION, 2021
    Hira Gedikoglu
    INCESSANT SUBSCRIPTION, 2021
    Oil on paper
    56.5 x 33.5 cm
    22 1/4 x 13 1/4 in
  • Hira Gedikoglu, RECIPROCAL PALMS, 2021
    Hira Gedikoglu
    RECIPROCAL PALMS, 2021
    Oil on paper
    56.5 x 37.5 cm
    22 1/4 x 14 3/4 in