|A very loo-py artwork: The arts installations created using hundreds of toilet rolls admin ㅣ 2017-04-12 ㅣ 1444|
"Art works using Toilet Paper ⊙..⊙"
The beauty in a piece of art may be subjective, but these installations can safely be labelled pretty loo-py. Turkish artist Sakir Gökçebağ used hundreds of toilet rolls in creating his paper installations displayed at a gallery in Germany. The toilet rolls are sprawled across walls or hung elaborately from plinths to ‘bring beauty to the everyday’ in big, flowing pieces of art. Sakir Gökçebağ, based in Hamburg, began the project, called Trans-Layers, after being inspired by ordinary objects which we overlook in our everyday lives. The 47-year-old started his career in Turkey in the early nineties, but relocated to Germany in 1995.
The prizewinning artist has exhibited across Europe and is famous for his unconventional sculptures made from broken umbrellas, coat hangers and old brooms. Mr Gökçebağ says he is inspired by making 'normal objects' beautiful and 'finding the poetry in the everyday'. Mr Gökçebağ is currently preparing for a solo exhibition in Berlin. He is not the only one to find inspiration in the ‘little boy’s room’. In 1961 Italian artist Piero Manzoni created Merda d’artista, an work of art consisting of 90 tin cans, allegedly containing 30 grams of human faces. In 2008, tin number 83 was sold for £97,250 at Sotheby’s in London.
(*This article is from the mail Online)