Baysan Yüksel

Born in 1984 in Bursa. After graduating from Istanbul Bilgi University Sociology Department in 2007, Baysan Yüksel completed her master’s degree in Marmara University Fine Arts Institute Painting Department in 2010. She has been participating in domestic and international exhibitions since 2006 and continues her work in her studio in Istanbul. She produces interdisciplinary works that question concepts such as routines, beliefs, traditions, and consumer culture. In this sense, she prefers to use dreams and universal symbols as signs, as they point to the collective subconscious. Preture, drawing, collage, three-dimensional objects, artist books, video, installation and writing are some of his preferred disciplines.

Her recent works consist of pentures and three-dimensional assemblages, reminiscent of sequences of dark tales, using the projections of individual and social confrontations intensely, using snake and octopus symbols. The symbol of the snake in these works emphasizing transformation, regeneration and rebirth while the flexible and multi-limb anatomy of the octopus represents the tension and anxiety created by variable and unknown emotions.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Bilinmeyen Uzuvlar, Büyükdere 35, İstanbul
2015 Serpent, ArtNext İstanbul
2015 Serpent, ArtNext İstanbul
2013 Vahşi Batı- Artnext İstanbul
2009 Baysan Yüksel, Artist Books –UWE, Bristol, İngiltere 6 Temmuz
2007 Plastik Şehir, Under Construction-İstanbul

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020 3 Kadın 3 Yol, Halka Art Project x Step İstanbul
2020 And Then: Stories About What Happens Next, Agitator Gallery, Chicago
2020 İçimdeki Tanrıça, Swissôtel The Bosphorus w. art50, İstanbul
2020 Rüzgârda Akan Atlar ya da Yuvadan Uçmak, Halka Art Project, Istanbul
2019 Mitler ve Rüyalar, Kıraathane İstanbul, İstanbul
2019 Printed ’19 “Multiple Choice”, Mixer Art, İstanbul
2019 Kayıtsızlık Festivali, Halka Art Projesi, İstanbul
2018 Bir Yaz Gecesi Rüyası, Casa Dell’Arte, Bodrum
2018 Yeni Bir Hayat, Odtü Sanat ’19, Ankara
2017 Taktiksel Duruş, Cer Modern, Ankara
2016 Profiler, Galeri Bu, Art50, İstanbul
2016 Cehennemde Bir Mevsim, Alan İstanbul
2015 Mamut Art Project, Küçük Çiftlik Park, İstanbul
2013 Entropi- Kaos ve Tao, ArtNext İstanbul
2013 5th International Artists Book Exhibition, King St. Stephen Museum, Macaristan
2012 Persona, Art Next İstanbul
2012 Ejderha Yılı, Milk Gallery & Design Store, İstanbul
2012 Cut & Paste /Kes Yapıştır, Galeri İlayda, İstanbul
2012 Collage Box London, Mileskm, Londra
2012 Galeri Siyah Beyaz Sunar: Edisyon, Ankara, 24 Mart
2011 Human Condition/İnsan Durumu, Hush Galeri, İstanbul
2011 Indoor Grafiti, Alan İstanbul Lucca, İstanbul
2011 Destroy İstanbul, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin
2010 Krşk Tknk, Artium Modern, İstanbul
2010 Drawgasmic, 2720 Art Dimensions Gallery, St Louis, MO, ABD
2010 Labyrint 09 – Writings and Observations – Botkyrka Konsthall, İsveç
2009 Die Zeit of Drawing- Climate Gallery, Long Island City, New York, ABD
2009 2nd Showcase- Espai Cromatic Galeri- Tarragona, İspanya,
2009 Fear of God, İstanbul-off-spaces / Kunst-Raum, Berlin, Almanya
2008 Real Presence, Belgrade Heritage House – Belgrat, Sırbistan

Print

Symbiosis

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

fine art print on hahnemühle paper

60 x 50 cm

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

fine art print on hahnemühle paper

60 x 50 cm

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Sculpture

Waves

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Assemblage

32 x 24 x 25

2018

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Canvas

Moving

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Oil on canvas

19 x 19 cm (framed)

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Acrylic

Cold Winter

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Acrylic on canvas

30 x 29 cm (framed)

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Canvas

Alice

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Oil on canvas

19 x 19 cm (framed)

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Galeri

Heart

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Serigraphy

50 x 35 cm

2018

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Acrylic on canvas

40 x 40 cm (framed)

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Acrylic

Ivory

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 70 cm

2018

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Print

Good Times

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Digital print

42 x 29,7 cm

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Acrylic

In Your Dream

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Acrylic on canvas

35 x 25 cm (framed)

2019

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Print

Ribbons

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Digital print

29,7 x 21 cm

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Acrylic

Planet

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Acrylic on canvas

45 x 50 cm (framed)

2017

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

Acrylic

Red Rope

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Acrylic on wood

45 x 90 cm (framed)

2018

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Acrylic

12 Layer Deep

Artist: Baysan Yüksel

Acyrlic on canvas

35 x 25 cm (framed)

2018

This work includes a certificate of authenticity.