New Art: Neoscape II, Sub-Urban by Bahar Yurokoglu May 27 2014
Neoscape II, Sub-Urban, our newest edition, challenges our perceptions with its jewel-like reflections of light and facets of hyper-saturated color. Transparent and reflective surfaces slicing the frame make it nearly impossible for us to sort out the construction of this photograph. As the colors draw us further in we find ourselves lost in Bahar Yurukoglu's synthetic, abstract landscape—Neoscapes as she calls them—and that's just what she desires.
In our modern world, we're constantly questioning what is real and natural vs. synthetic and altered. Bahar wants us to confront how our dependence and passive consumption of the synthetic is permanently changing our social and natural landscape. This tension is at the core of Bahar's work. She admits to having both a disgust and attraction to plastic she used to create Neoscape II, Sub-Urban, "how it never disappears, how the fumes come out" all the while seduced by the colors and interaction with light ("I'm an 80s kid, after all," she admits). But you don't have to be a child of the '80s to love these pop colors.
Bahar has had a huge year, with an impressive solo show, Self-Titled, closing in Instanbul this week, and another, Neoscapes, on view now at Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston. Her work was also featured in the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden Bienniale. We're so excited our collectors have a chance to have their own edition of Neoscape II, Sub-Urban.
With art for everyone,
Jen + team 20x200