statement

Meltem Arslan produces installations, sculptures and drawings.

Her work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and reality. She seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection.

She is focusing on the human body which depicts the body realistically and all its imperfection. Each of works seems to have a unique trait that tells a story of a certain aspect of life. Artist matches the outward appearence of the sculpture with inner philosophy emotions of the same image. Her creatures are staging on the life scene with the viewers. Simulated reality, by contrast, would be hard or impossible to separate from “true” reality.

Her simulated and realistic creatures question in turn the notions of identity, nationality, genderality, genomes and human movement, being clothed or naked, the relation between reality and unreality or what is true reality and abstract, labeling, affilation, the relations and boundiries between past, present and future, duality of living, high cultures and the masks that she has created while she use the human body as a form.