Belgin Yucelen

Belgin Yucelen creates sculptures, installations, movies and prints exploring memory, the past and today’s ethics intending to enhance our imaginations and consciousness. She studied sculpture at the Florence Accademia D'Arte in Florence, University of Colorado Boulder, Art Students League of Denver and Scottsdale Art School. Her work is represented at national and international galleries. She continuously participates in national and international exhibitions at museums, universities and other art venues. In her recent work she discusses the concept of time and the transitions in individuals and societies through time. Her past work attempted to understand transitions in individuals and societies. “Journey of a Thousand Years” which included bronze sculptures with etched mirrors was an analysis of how the self is shaped by experiences over time. “Time” series inlaid with gold, embracing the Japanese concept of treating breakage as part of the past of an object suggested the frailty of each moment. “Clothes from the Past” installation of sculptural garments redefined a past culture’s sophistication in a contemporary form. “Overwritten Scripts” included prints elaborating on how the manipulation of the religious scripture influenced social and cultural norms. “Words” installation, which included an audio element, was aimed to encourage people to listen to each other more. In “Floating Children”, a collaboration with photojournalist Brian Rutter, the installation featuring floating transparent fabric with photographs of Syrian children was her way of speaking to the fragility of children in times of war.

Ethereal Shoes - An Installation by Belgin Yucelen

Ethereal Shoes – An Installation of Sculptural Shoes

Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017       “Ethereal Shoes” is an installation of sculptural shoes climbing towards a window. This exhibit is an attempt to rewrite a short section of the history of Turkish shoes. I used patterns similar to shoes worn during the 19th and 20th Century Ottoman Empire and added imaginary …

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Floating Children Installation by Belgin Yucelen at the Dole Mansion

Floating Children  – An Installation in Collaboration with Photojournalist Brian Rutter

Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017       “Floating Children” is intended to display the fragility of children in times of war. Black and white photographs of Syrian children printed on sheer fabric are hung from the ceiling in a way to seem like they are floating in the wind. I was …

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What is the Project? I am creating a series of new work that expresses the power and grace of classical sculpture and employs cutting edge components. The contrast between the exciting high-tech futuristic components and the graceful realism of the figurative sculptures will urge people to stop and evaluate the present. After creating and exhibiting …

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My Solo Exhibition “Clothes from the Past” at artspace

My solo exhibition, “Clothes from the Past” at the Helena Davis Gallery, Artspace in Richmond was a great opportunity for me to reach out to the East Coast with my historical dresses. I also gave a talk at the opening of my solo exhibition “Clothes from the Past” at the Helena Davis Gallery in artspace in Richmond, VA. This was a great opportunity for …

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My print “Today I was with Picasso” is on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum

Identity Spectrum Exhibition at the Susquehanna Art Museum is about perspectives on the expression of gender In the elegant space offered by the the Susquehanna Art Museum, works by 22 artists curated by Dr. Christine Filippone, are being displayed as a group show titled “Identity Spectrum”.  “As one of the fundamental aspects of personal identity, gender has …

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