Bahar Ari Dellenbach

    Attributes

    • Female
    • Designer
    • Hyperrealist
    • Installation
    • Mixed media
    • Sculptor

    About the artist

    I graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics in 1997. I completed my Master of Arts Degree at Cukurova University in 2002. I completed my Ph.D. at Hacettepe University in 2009. I have had two solo exhibitions and participated in several exhibitions in Turkey, USA, Spain, Argentina, Croatia, Romania and Dominican Republic. I have also received 4 awards. These awards are; “Award of Excellence” of The 2nd Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, “Achievement Award” of The 25th Istanbul Contemporary Artists Exhibition, “Mention Award” of The 2nd Mosaic Biennial of Argentina International Modern Ceramics Museum and “Special Award” of The 8th Altin Testi Ceramics Competition. I have been working as an academician for 18 years in Turkey. At the moment I live and work as an individual artist in Switzerland.

    I am trying to shape concepts and to catch instant feelings with the expressions through my works. Sometimes with exaggerating the scene and using sybolic forms, I try to create a dramatic or humorous atmosphere. It is important to me to give the right message in the strongest possible form. My color use is parallel to this aim. I use simple colors and matt surfaces with my artistic works. Mostly I use the combinations of white, black and red colors. I use hand shaped and molded pieces together. I prefer to create combinations of unified pieces.

    I also like to use other materials and to create other combinations in my works. I was already using digital prints with my ceramic works. Lately I also started to create concrete and cement forms and sculptures. It is also interesting to me to design 3d surfaces by using 3d printing opportunities.