Artist Biographical Statement
Onur Erdemir (°1988) is an artist who mainly works with ceramics. He has training in fine arts and a Bachelor Degree in Ceramic Design with a Major in Industrial Design. He exhibited in several international competitions before moving to Australia in 2014 as permanent resident. He has 15 years of experience in art and design and about 9 years of intensive experience in ceramic art as well as in commercial ceramics. He is the founder of Clay meets Design, producing uniquely designed handmade porcelain tableware. He has also founded Australian Ceramics Network connecting global and Australian ceramics community.
By applying abstraction, Erdemir develops forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. By questioning the concept of quintessence, he tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying perceptions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. His works isolate the interdependent existence of human and external reality. His works are notable for their complex and novel ceramic production techniques, perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship.
Title of work Inception
Dimensions 33 x29 x34
Weight 4.5 kg
Artist statement about the work
Truth is a perception with many faces. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity, as Erik Erikson said. Yet, identity is an ever shifting interplay with one’s reality and social projections. This work depicts that moment when lots of ambiguities and indistinctness’s, which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface. The totality of the pure forms of all being, or, the true essence of being is freely released into its otherness and replicated in eternal unfolding of the Logic. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between human, nature, objects, and truth.