Olgu SÜMENGEN BERKER
Adı/Tile: Akdenizli /Medıterranen
Tekniği, malzemesi/Material Technic: mavi terazzo çamur, şeffaf sır ve astarlar,1200 0C pişirim/ Blue terazzo clay, transparent glaze and angobes, 1200 0C fired
Ölçüleri/Dimensions: 26x31x17cm – Yapım yılı/Year of creation: 2018
Text on Philosophy
Even though I have started with the interpretations of Anatolian mother goddess figurines which is one of the most common ancient icons of my home country and region and culture, my work turned into expressing and interpreting life through the female body and posture. Not only the themes that I’m working on but also techniques and materials changes throughout the years. I work with both ceramic and porcelain and glass in different terms.
Most of my previous work was on social or common concepts related to female individuals like osteoporosis or abuse and gender equality and my point of view was more like looking through a window from inside to outside. My recent work can be described as looking inside. I’m dealing with the environment that impresses me with the routes and road maps that I’m driving along. I’m trying to express this impression through the female figure as well. I work with decorating and techniques like transfer printing and painting experience with different types of ceramic and porcelain clay bodies. My recent work can be described as an expression of perception of myself presented a visual diary of my daily life.